I second this. I did a lot of psychedelics and smoked a bunch of weed in high school- ended up studying music production + jazz in college. It was a ton of fun, i didn't end up graduating but stayed in the music industry. Then last year at the age of 25 I realized that I didn't want to be in the music industry based on risk vs. reward. Now im back in school studying Marketing because I know I'll be able to get to 6 figures pretty quickly
tldr; do what you know you are capable of being great at, and what will keep you afloat financially
>>721776715 I was in the same situation, but decided to Comp sci anyway...the math was difficult, but it was also applicable to programming so my interest for it was better... A's in all programming subjects and average in the math subjects...there is alot of math, but you can do it! Assembly programming though...that should be your worry...
Don't think of your career as a goal you have to hit but as a journey you get to discover. Try different things. Pursue the things that appeal to you and that you are good at and that have value to society. Halt things that are the opposite. Don't be afraid to fail and repeat the process a few times.
Currently learning Furniture Design and Cabinet Making here, it was a late choice so I'm totally ok with it. But I also like concept art/illustration/comic writing and stuff like that so I may do somes on my free time.
look for careers that are in demand medical field is always a good one computer science will be in demand but hard to get a job if in small town find something that will get your standard of living that you want single shoot for like 35k+ unless you want to live lavishly 50k+ single just dont marry a spouse thats a lazy fuck and wont get a job and you should be good with anything 40k+ depending on area till about your higher 20s when you want to buy a house a shit
>>721777704 if you go for retirement in us military you can get some pretty good benefits id say dont go into the military unless you your going in for 4 years and out or retire they give great experience in your field and will pay for your bachelors as well your housing while in school just dont get caught up witha a dependapotamus will steal your money and ruin your life also cheat on you constantly with jody an time your gone longer than 18hours hell even less if she is really bad
spend time understanding how the work force really works...I did for 2 years...lousy F... jobs...shit pay...then go to college..get a 4 yr degree...which I did...found better pay and could move from job to job without starting at the bottom again...went into retail management for over 25 years..was a good job...after 2 years of the work force before college...gave me a reason to go to school and study.....hope this helps...don't worry about college and picking a major..usually first 2 years are spent taking required courses..worth it though..if your serious about making a living with good wages!
multimedia, i wanted to become like a graphic designer or something, learn photoshop but kind of learned that people need experiance to get into it. i kind of want to learn more about computers but kind of old.
>>721776475 Studied construction work and had a side job as field engineer (boiler, steam and piping) after my studie house building and construction had no job so i started bachelor mechanical engineering (continued the side job). Finished and got a job as engineering prep at a stainless turning and milling company for food industry for a shit paycheck but still made nice money because of overtime. Quit my job after 2 years found a product engineering job at a medical company, made crazy pay grade jumps last 3 years, making €60k a year, lots of vacation days, profit share bonus. Love the job, nice co workers.
>Loved medicine and had a nack for it in high school. >Fucking hated the general population, and dealing with uneducated people and fatties. >Enrolled in a Clinical Laboratory Science program at a state university. >In my second year and couldn't be more satisfied.
I process blood and urine, and I get to make the decisions and tell doctors their wrong. So basically, I'm pretty sure I'm in the right field of work.
Truck driver. Don't do it unless you want to never see home again. Pay is shitty compared to the amount of hours you have to put in your career, but it gets pretty good after a few years experience. Owner-Operators can make over six figures but you have to meticulous about everything.
construction apprenticeship shit but I am only doing part time, like whenever a job comes up. I was doing full time, but I have a tumor and the work puts a lot of pressure on it, causes a lot of pain. I like working with my hands, but I don't like the pain it causes me. Also my boss is always late, I don't get paid overtime. I am looking for something else currently, haven't landed a job since december but I have one coming up this weekend so I will make a couple hundred hopefully. I did some forestry last summer which wasn't bad and did not cause me a lot of pain so I might try to get something like that this spring/summer.
>>721779188 It appears that I left a few words out of that sentence it was supposed to read: "tell doctors their ordered tests were wrong" and also "with the new S.O.E. you're job is about to become fucking meaningless."
>>721776475 Electrical engineering, not bad I went for an engineering mostly because of the future job opportunities, and electrical engineering is one of the most employable degrees Im enjoying it so far, although Im losing motivation given this is my last year and almost every subject I have is about ethics/sustainability and non technical bullshit which makes me die of boredom in class However, my dream studies wouldve been architecture
>>721779232 Granted the place might have just been shitty but:
>mostly design/drafting work >big boss on other side of the country tells you what to do for that business quarter >you're helping this company make MILLIONS and you get 1/100 of it as a reward >working as intern at first for $20 an hour, 40 hours a week >get hired full time next year >salary increase, but hours a week almost double >can't go home until job is finished
>>721779741 I studied engineering, and Im about to start postgraduate studies Is it true that engineers that get in consultancies tend to be rejected by other companies because of them being burned out and willing to flee from there? I am legitimately scared I join one and lock myself for the future, given that I hate with my whole the fact of being stagnated in a job for years
>>721780113 I've never heard of that. I have a couple friends who went both ways: started in either production or consulting and swapped later.
ymmv of course, and I'm sure it's industry-dependent, but in chemical engineering, consultants bring a certain skillset to a plant (usually as project managers or skill-specific engineering) that can be valuable.
Point is, I'd consider hiring a former consultant, but yeah you better be prepared to explain why you're changing jobs kinda quick if it comes to that.
Airline pilot. Always loved planes since I was a kid and stuck with it. Graduated college with straight As and did 2 years of training, cost me 130k GBP in total. But I'm now 22 and on 60k p/a with a lot of growth potential and its an awesome job
Out of college now- trying to become a firefighter b/c best job schedule in the world and I can't stand desk jobs.
I'd really recommend getting some sort of programming degree if you have the aptitude for it though, there are lots of jobs in that field. Definitely go for something with a lot of growth, as right now I'm competing with literally hundreds of other people for only one or two job openings.
>>721780909 In Czech republic archeology is also well known. But palentology isn't, even though we have it good here regarding geology as a whole. Just the public knows almost nothing about the subject, even though both of them and other geology subjects are not represented enough in schools. Really makes me wonder.
>>721776475 Graduated two years ago and still don't know really what to do. At first I stated studying Industrial engineering at uni but that was too hard at first so I switched to economics. engineering seems to offer better and more interesting jobs but economics is easier.
I remember when I was younger I had so many concrete ideas of what to become and now I just seem to be one of many. Does anyone else feel that way?
I do large-scale commercial real estate valuation, head of valuation for 3 countries at the biggest firm in the world , do cashlows for like shopping malls and shit, its bad, a fucking factory with ever increasing bs demands and dropping prices, cant earn shit and idiots all around, no one appreciates your job and there is no real potential to earn big or develop a career, you are basically the janitor of the financial world fuck that
>>721781383 Project yourself to the future, try to think about what do you want to become, and dont be a fool and try success recipes because hard work DOES payoff in most of the cases A small tip: set smaller goals and change your mindset, once you reach those start getting bigger ones, focusing more on the task that on time spent and eventually youll get yourself a studying habit Keep in mind most of the studying is attitude and some people have it easier to study certain things that others As someone once said: "Free your mind and your ass will follow"
>>721776475 If I knew what I knew 10 years ago I would've grind my teeth a lil bit and learned programming C+ and went with that. No problem finding starting jobs and if you are developing your skills further you are granted to have loads of cash at the end of the day.
>>721781641 Amplify it by lack of any substantial basics of geology in primary and high schools, despite our rich mining history. Well, at least there is not much competition in the field and plenty of stuff to research. But still, how do people know about archelogy that much here??
never get student loans kids, bad idea. the odds of you actually being able to pay them back, after you graduate, whilst having to live (rent,food,etc..) is nearly impossible today unless you make like $50+ an hour...
>>721776715 Knowing how to program and being good at programming is a valuable skill whether you get a Comp Sci degree or not. I started down the Comp Sci route but due to financial and family issues had to drop out of school. I landed in IT doing help desk and 4 years later I've just started a backend dev job in one of the top 10 tech companies in the world. I’ve found there is nothing more important than your reputation and skill set. If you can do the job formal education matters less. Give Comp Sci a shot to improve your knowledge, work on a good portfolio and you’ll be fine.
How would you like: * low pay * more overtime than actual work hours * people yelling at you * develop an appreciation for whiskey * have no social life * zero appreciation from colleagues * being micro managed to insanity * need to do certification exams every two years
>>721776475 >computer engineering Because when I started out programming I felt like I was suddenly given a tool to create things in a whole new way. I've always been playing loads of video and pc games, and I find their intricacies interesting. Eventually, I want to work on computer graphics and physics, both for games and more important simulations. I'm too depressed and broken down at the moment to finish my studies, but I've just got a job at a software security company. Only thing I regret is not starting out earlier. The money is sweet as fuck, once I get my first paycheck that is.
>will get back and finish uni in a year or two though >starting pay after graduating is about 30 000 - 39 000 SEK
>>721776475 Career: Law. Regret: Don't know yet. I have student loans to pay off and failed the bar exam. I will have to re-take it this month. I don't think there is anyway the payoff is worth the stress and the risk. You have many other choices if you just want to make money, but law is great if you want to go into politics or otherwise want to have some impact in the world.
>>721776475 psychologist and psychotherapist. Studied long and hard, at universities and post-academic institutes. Very expensive education, and still very expensive to gather enough study credits to maintain my 6 professional registrations. Pay is definitely well above average, but I'll never be rich. Also, took me a long time to get where I am now, the work is difficult and stressful, and responsibilities are huge. given the chance I would make exactly the same choices though, except for the two children I have. seriously, don't have kids. take my advice.
>>721781057 no need, instead, just be a worthless fuck and waste away your pathetic life uneducated working a shit job and being looked down upon until you die and won't be remembered by anyone. have fun!
>degree was piss easy, university life was great >basically my own boss. I alone decide what exactly I teach and how I do it >day is split up in small units of work with breaks in between so time flies >no staring at a screen for 8 hours >kids are great, school life is fun >I spend about ~25x45minutes in school per week, the rest of my work is done in my cozy homeoffice wearing sweatpants >holidays. need I say more? >when I have kids, I will always be able to spend time with them >lifelong employment, I literally cannot be fired unless I really fuck up >salary is top tier here in Germany >passing on your knowledge about your subject and life in general to kids is great
Living the dream. Granted, the job can be hell if you are not made for it or if you're working in a shit school in a big city.
Fucking love it. Pay is meh, but the vacation time is unfucking real, benefits are great, and I genuinely love my job. I basically screw around all day. Today I showed my students a video on feral children who have been raised by dogs and shit. Was hysterical. They loved it.
Welderfag/fabricatorfag here. I make 70-80k a year on a high school diploma and a few welding certs. Company covers travel expenses for projects across North America and pays per diem to boot. I don't get to see the wife and kids as much as I'd like but it's a great gig.
Moral is, you don't need a college degree to get a great job. It certainly can help though. Maybe look to the trades if all else fails.
>>721791111 No I'm a fantastic teacher, actually. And I can explain to you how that video clip fit into my lesson and was instructionally valuable, buttt I just don't care enough to even bother explaining.
>>721776715 go for applied computer science and get some interships. You will make a lot of money after graduation and instead of dealing with theo. compsci you will learn about compilers, operating systems and actually get stuff done.
But be prepared to put a lot of hours into it. 3 or more projects every semester which will make you stay up all night to compensate for your lazy bitchass son of a bitch project partner.
>>721793124 I thought I'd hate to work with younger kids, but I realised you really underestimate them. I was really surprised how mature and smart the average 5th grader can be in class.
Also, I'd rather deal with children who can be annoying sometimes, but are otherwise fun and full of life than your average dead-inside workerbee in a factory, disgusting old people as a doctor, greedy bosses or autistic IT coworkers.
>>721793517 Other anon here. The kids are awesome but how do you deal with dumbfuck parents and other teachers. The other day I heard my brother's daughter recite "No war, no guns, down with trump". They were singing it in the schools, she's 7. And this was in Belgium.
I was going for business, but I won the Powerball jackpot back in 2011, so now I relax a lot more, and I live a very simple life (nothing extravagant). Funny thing is my family thinks I work on my computer to make money, but I am just living off of the interest, and returns on the investments I have made. Nobody will ever know, except you /b/.
>>721793990 Depends. For parents that want to tell me what I do "wrong" or that their special little snowflake is in truth a genius and It is my fault he sucks at biology: I don't deal with them at all if I sense that they are retards that can't be reasoned with. I stay polite but basically tell them to fuck off and that I know best how to do my job.
For stuff like you mentioned I also do not deal with it at all. Anything that I cannot change or influence. If I teach my kids about evolution and they go back home to their retard parents that tell them god created earth in seven days then that is not something I get involved in.
Actually, being able to say "stop, this is beyond my job" is a very important thing to do as a teacher. I've seen coworkers destroy themselves because they tried to save everyone and manage everything.
right now im going as an aircraft mechanic/avionics tech. i dont know if ill like it or not but it seems interesting enough and i like what im doing. If it turns out i dont like it, im gonna save up and go to school to fix medical equipment.
>wanna go work at delta for 5 or 6 years and make $100k a year
>>721793990 Not the guy you're replying to, but fellow teacherfag.
>dealing with parents Yeah this part of the job is, admittedly, not my very favorite. It depends upon where you're teaching, really, but you really just trade one terrible type of parent for another: either you've got the rich, well-educated parents who call you/email you every other day wanting to know why their son or daughter got an A and not an A+, or you've got the ignorant, "ratchet" ass parents who act like they themselves are still in high school and appealing to them when their child is acting up is entirely useless.
But, ultimately, it's a small part of the job. I see them on parent-teacher night and make a couple of calls every month or so. No big deal.
>teachers Where I've worked, the faculty has always been really great. They can commiserate. Happy hour Fridays with the other male teachers and whatever. There's a certain camaraderie.
We'll the lattes aren't too bad. I sometimes sneak myself drinks. Sometimes I answer questions about dollar velocity, sometimes I get tips of a single dollar, sometimes customers slip me a shit covered dollar in between two other bills as if I wouldn't notice. But I do notice. I am the poo-dollar master. I only put it into the till because I hate the establishment. They deserve to have shitty fingers.
>>721794759 Het thx bro. I'm an archaeologist but I might become a history teacher once my bones are worn. "it's mainly about the kids" is what I wanted to hear. They're usually as smart as we are, only have less experience. Would love to contrib00t.
>>721795015 What country do you live in? Is it really that hard to get a job as an economist there? How long ago did you graduated? How old are you? Was the uni you graduated from prestigious or something?
>>721777249 >>721776715 Can confirm, fuck assembly programming. That was the most difficult class I had by a fair margin. The math part can be difficult if you're not good at math, but the nice thing is you won't have to use much of the high level math in your computer classes.
>>721795032 Go for it! The important thing to remember -- and it's often overlooked -- is that teaching is, in part, acting. It's all about the presentation.
If you're passionate about the subject, then that goes a long, long way. That video clip I mentioned earlier? The one about feral children born either without a language or who acquired language very late in life... I was making a larger point. I was arguing that we do most of our thinking in language, not images; that language is sort of the brain's operating system. I wanted them to see what it looks like when someone either does not develop language or has very, very limited capacity for it. It's terrifying...and also kind of funny. The kids loved it. My point was made. It was a good time for all.
>>721795605 Don't worry bro I'm quite aware of the fact kids don't learn from just droning on. I have a lot of passion for my interests and I'm constantly teaching my friends new skills and share knowledge. Make things engaging. Heard the other say "It's not about giving them the subject, it's about giving them the lust to want to learn more about it". You sound like a good teacher, keep doing what you do /b/ro.
Started as a game developer working on tools and getting paid just above the poverty line. Don't fret my son. There is time to figure it out. I failed highschool and now I'm a literal rocket scientist. You probably won't know what you want to do til your mid 20's anyway.
Eventually a pilot >be 16 >gets pilots license >gets lots off pussy because pilot yada yada >starts grade 12 >like to cook but nobody thinks being a cook is sexy >pussy is important >decide to make flying my career for the sole purpose of pussy >join military in beginning of grade 12 >travel all over for selections >have smoking hot girlfriend 10/10 >get offer to be pilot and degree >accept deal >13 year contract >me thinks 13 years of pussy amirite >break up with 10 >grad >basic >college for degree >pussy >life is great because of the pussy >start doing really bad at degree >stop getting pussy >hate life >crippling depression >still getting paid but no pussy >mfw I gave up 10 for career based on more pussy >would be cool job and great pussy if i was smart >probs gonna fail out of my degree and get sent home >no pussy no job at the end of it >getting degrees is hard and being a pilot is harder but rewarding if you like it and like school
Banks actually need retail experience, so I might just be qualified now. At least that's what they told me the last time I applied. But take me to the interview, and they ask what qualifications I have and I say "I'm good at algorithms, I can write prediction softwares, I prefer graphical stock analysis, and I can make a damn good (lie) cappucino!"
"And then they say, well how the fuck does that help us? We already got someone to tell us smart things to do he's ceo, how the fuck's a nobody like you gonna do that shit from a teller desk, ain't none of these creeps wan't a fuckin guru they just wanna cash their check or take out another used car loan."
>>721795605 also most of our thinking isn't in language but in concepts. That's a pretty old discussion that's got more to do with philosophy really. Language is only a tool but for every word you say there's a thousand thought that remain untold. Also your stance would argue kids who grew up without learning a language wouldn't be able of thinking, I would argue against that. Did I misinterpret you?
>>721796084 You should definitely go for it then. Sounds like you'd be good at it. You'll never be rich as a teacher, but you'll make a living and you'll wake up every morning excited to go to work. That feeling never gets old. Grab my coffee and go in to school a half hour early just to kick my feet up and think of new ways to blow my students' minds. Feels good to no longer wake up in the morning wanting to stick a pistol in my mouth. Kek
>You sound like a good teacher, keep doing what you do /b/ro.
>>721776874 marketing... 6 figures... lol. good luck 1. getting a job. 2. breaking 50k after 2-3 years. >>721779033 'I get to make the decisions and tell doctors their wrong' 1. their wrong 2. you have no idea how low on the ladder you are, and how much more complex a doctor's job is than yours - you will contribute a small piece of information into the greater picture, and have a fraction of the actual responsibility/respect/pay of a doctor that will reflect this.
About to graduate from psychology, im interested either on research or forensic psych, tho my dream it's art and graphic design so i kinda regret it, but since im pretty young i think i can make it to study both
>>721796901 Bro I did graphic design and psych and I wish I finished psych instead. GD has an overinflated market with terrible hipster everywhere. Go psych, fix some people instead of adding more filth.
>>721776874 hey man you went back to school at 25. How was it? Cause I'm 25 and don't have a college degree. I wanna go live with my gf in Japan but they want atleast a bachelor's degree to give me a work visa. But I feel too old to go back to school..
Yes, you did, and I appreciate your giving me the opportunity to clarify.
It's not that children who grow up without language are incapable of thought or even abstract thought. But much of our thinking *is* done in language. It is. You've read Steven Pinker's The Blank Slate, right?
Take this sentence, for example, and imagine I'm saying it to you: "My uncle fired his attorney yesterday."
You know exactly the thought I'm expressing, though you have no corresponding mental images to fill in those blanks. You don't know my uncle, or his attorney. Hell, you don't know ME. "Yesterday" is an abstraction. It's language that makes that thought possible.
If you really dont know what to do then don't go to school yet. I assume you're like 18 or something. I wasted 2 years of college because I got pressured into going and I just randomly picked something. I dropped out because without motivation you will fail your exams and fuck up. I went to work when I was 22 and am now 25. I was happy that I went to work but I regretted it not doing so earlier. Now I finally have experienced more stuff in life and I know what I want but because I wasted many years of going to school I am too old to go back to college for those 4 years... shit sucks fam. Go travel, get jobs (not just 1, multiple in different fields preferrably) do volunteering work in Asia. And then you'll know.
>>721796848 >Just one question: How much do you work per week?
It varies somewhat. I am obligated to be there by 7:25 and to stay until 2:25. If I were somehow able to get all of my work done in that time -- an impossible feat, as I'm sure you know -- then it would come out to something like 35 hours a week.
I go in a half hour early, stay a half hour or so late, go home, spend another hour or so correcting and lesson planning. I'd say that I work about, oh, closer to 50 hours a week probably. 47, 48...
I kinda regret it, but what else would I be studying? Sometimes what we love and passionates us is what we do in our own time, and other times work and what you love are mutually exclusive, so don't worry much about it.
Web Programming and Networking looks kinda interesting, I hate Java and programming in general but those two fields seem to be very cool, so I'm starting my 8th semester with the right foot.
>>721797234 Ah yes thanks for clearing that up. Language basically is a transfer of concepts, in a semi-standardised way. Really interesting subject especially if you start finding out how languages evolved and how they have different nuances. I didn't read The Blank Slate but I'm aware of the concepts he argues against. His own opinions not yet.
>>721776475 Software Engineering. I regret it daily. Working with 20 indians who are nothing but chaos and work 24/7 is fucking infuriating. Plus I have to learn something new every day to stay relevant. Please help.
>>721797892 This stuff fascinates me, and it helps me to convince my students that there's value to what we're doing, learning to read and write well, whether they chose to pick up and read To Kill a Mockingbird ever again or not.
You should definitely look into picking up a few of Pinker's books. He's kind of the "rockstar" of linguistics right now, but it's sort of well-deserved. His research is fascinating.
Insurance mathematics, I was great at maths in school and insurance is one of the best paying areas of work. I have an internship at alliance(here in germany) lined up and will try to work in switzerland after my degree for dat dere tax paradise. Overall a good decision
>>721776475 Learn a trade instead. Everything else that you want to know can be learned in other ways, rather than spending a fuck ton of money on school. Only to come out in a mammoth amount of debt... Unless you want to be a doctor/yadda yadda yadda
>>721798736 Meh thx for the recommendation but I'm more into practical thinking. Like how hunter gatherers used a mix of heated tree resin and ashes to glue feathers to an arrow. Or how to prepare a rock so you can strike micro shards off. And then there's the whole storm of history all leading up to the point where we are now. Truly the best story ever told, you don't come up with that shit.
I got into IT when I got out of high school. I became a systems administrator and bounced around though a few companies and eventually became a network engineer. After 17 years of working in IT I got burned out so I went back to school and got my BS in electrical engineering. I make more money now and can express my creative a lot more in my work. Also I don't have to deal with end users or customers at all anymore. I'm naturally antisocial so I hate being around people.
Barely finished high school. Struggled with clinical depression. Struggled with motivation, and had a hard time with math. Self-taught myself programming, was a self-employed programmer for a while. I Now at 23, I'm going to university to become a neurosurgeon. I don't regret anything
>>721798965 But yeah, I installed alarm systems- in mansions. 3$ raise my first year, started at 16 with 40+ hrs guaranteed, benefits -minus401k, 5 sick days, vacation, every big holiday off and payed. Plus, I'm sure I've already called off way more than allowed...
>>721798782 I feel like many people in this thread start off talking about a profession as if they've been working in it for the past 10 years... then mention the fact they're still at university. Ask anyone who's been out of uni for >2 years - you need to understand that you don't know fucking ANYTHING at this stage. We all have to start somewhere I know, but just about every thought and opinion you have about what your industry actually is, where it is headed, and what that means for you, the individual, will be proven wrong in a short amount of time when you enter the real world.
>>721799556 Thanks man, yeah I'm sure that there will come the time when my expectations collide with reality. I hope that my internship will make things a bit clearer. But I also don't see any other potential field of work as of now, because I'm already specializing for insurance mathematics (it's the actual degree programme).
>>721797222 im 27 and i just started going back to school. Its weird being in a class with a bunch of kids around 18-20, but i feel like its easier now that i have real life experiences. i also have extra motivation to finish and do well. Fuck retail management, im tired of slanging groceries for a living. I'd rather be an accountant or a teacher lol
>>721776475 pick something that can be useful in any society on any place around the world. this is the best tip i can give you. other than that, don't get obsessed with choosing something you like. choose what's useful and what can be of most use to you, give your particular skills. good luck
>>721800699 if you see crank-out windows, they're usually not contacted due to cost and so people will go with shock sensors (old technology) or a glass break sensor (which is pretty much just a microphone that picks up the glass breaking)
>>721800849 Also, not a lot of garage overhead doors are contacted. Motions are always in High-traffic areas if installed, a strong magnet will work to trick a contact when opening a window/door (But it might also set it off....)
>>721799289 How? I partied too hard in uni/never showed up to get the grades needed for med school. Is it too late for me? I have the intelligence, but I just need a second chance. If I could start my college career anew, I'd get straight As and do everything right. US btw.
I wanted to be an entomologist. Majored in biology with an emphasis in entomology. I bombed the GRE... I have a fairly high IQ, but have never finished a standardized test my entire life. Anyway, when I didn't get into grad school, I ended up becoming a social worker, because social work grad school is super easy to get into. Now I'm a fucking counselor and I HATE it. Not sure what I should have done, but going 30k in debt for a career I hate was probably not the answer.
Bachelors in accounting here, and I've never actually done any type of accounting for anyone. My degree is technically still a virgin. Instead I sell on amazon, ebay, and etsy. And I run 2 semi successful youtube channels. A pretty unconventional occupation to say the least. My neighbors actually think I'm some kind of drug dealer.
Instead I wish I would've taken more computer classes and maybe a minor in video and photography instead of spending 5 years working towards a degree for a job I've never done. Oh, and I graduated back in 2011.
>>721801240 newer technology meaning that it has a processor built into it, to recognize the sounds of glass breaking, instead of an analog / vibrating switch.
Most contacts are just magnetic / reed switch based. which works pretty well for what it is.. The alarm is basically a smart multimeter that constantly reads for resistance on a wire. The contact switch is used to open or break the circuit, depending on how it's wired
Guys is there such a thing as Online bachelor degree courses for Europeans? I'm 26 and I wanna get a degree fast (doesnt matter which one, I just need one to go abroad). What is the fastest way and can I do it online?
Assistant Librarian. It's boring and relatively repetative, but it's also pretty much stress-free and I get to handle interesting old books/cartographical maps every so often. Pay is somewhat low, but I need to put in barely any effort, so meh.
>>721801550 General expensive shit. I'm not a burglar tho but there was a legit guide circling around some years ago. Guy talked about running a lot too. Break line of sight, hop fences, climb building and hide on the roof etc. GL tho, don't get caught, don't steal from other thieves and do no harm as required by the Thief guild
>>721776715 If you're already good at programming and haven't been to Uni yet, don't stress. Keep hacking on your own, that's how you build real skills. If you learn any maths, focus on stats and linear algebra. Optimization problems too - that's the one reason to do some calc.
>Source: I have been in academic data analysis with a major university for 5 years and am transitioning to data science in industry. Worked for one startup doing analysis >double majored Phys/CS, got C's in lots of my maths, stats and lin alg are by far the most applicable, even though lin alg may fuck your mind a bit at first
The people who I have known who are real good programmers did not get it from their math classes at school, they got it by hacking away on their own. Focus on this. Find projects to work on that will force you to learn new paradigms. Find some friends to work with and learn a vcs.
Medicine. Seemed like a pragmatic career that paid well to be well rounded. If money wasn't an issue I might try other fields which I now enjoy. Performance arts (violin or piano), philosophy, fitness/nutrition, or maybe research in better contraceptives.
>>721802063 IDK If I were a burglar I'd steal from the middle class and sell it back to them. Stuff like laptops, 4k monitors and other carry able electronics. Maybe a peek in the garage and take the car. Don't ask me tho I'm not a burglar but I do find them fascinating.
>>721776715 >>721802219 And forgot to mention - at my school at least, CS was the wrong choice. I should have done SE, because CS was all theory. And some of the theory was hella cool (functional programming, even though we used SML which is mega gay), but we missed all of the practical courses that the SE guys took.
That said if you're learning the practical stuff on your own, the CS program at my uni (McGill) allowed for a lot of flexibility. I took some cool grad courses that mixed phys and cs I wouldn't have space for doing se.
>>721800468 You're still young as shit. I went back at 36, was older than quite a few of my teachers. One of my coworkers went back at 60, that's kind of hard to imagine. The older you get the more difficult it is to learn and memorize huge volumes of material, but man don't ever underestimate life experiences. Motivation is the most powerful ally you can have.
>>721801117 If you're truly motivated to do well this time, find a shitty community college to go to for 2 years to show you can get that strong GPA then transfer to a real university. It's never too late you just have to prove to the uni that you are motivated this time. Source, I was kicked out of uni for shit grades and 18 years later after a community college stint they let me back in and gave me a bunch of grants.
>>721802982 it's not just that sound though, it picks up on glass falling also. I fucked up one time and put a glass break sensor to close to an entry door. the guy closed his door when he left and set his alarm offf
Industrial design/product design In my country there's a shitton of industries I could work at. Packaging, furniture of any kind, displays, toys , I mean, anything that's 3D, and even 2D, we can do. I'm on my last semester and already have offers to chose from.
>>721803325 If enough time has passed since your last attempt you can file for academic bankruptcy. I think at my school its 10 years. Baring that, you might still be able to get into a community college and raise your GPA enough to get back in. There's always an appeals process and that can be your best friend so long as you can prove you're motivated this time.
>>721776475 In my final semester of nursing school. It's fucking horrible. All of school so far is wimmimz propaganda about how to feel and express yourself. I'm literally learning about an ethics theory right now that "trades the male-centered ethics that focus on rationality in favor of emotion". So ethics are whatever you feel like at the moment.
But in a few months I'll be in an ICU with almost all male co-workers so I think it'll be gud.
Play it safe and get a job that pays and it's in demand. It feels fucking great not having to worry about money. Don't let poor bastards and the rich tell you otherwise. Then focus on a hobby and buy all the grownup toys you can afford.
Jobs that people claim to love usually pay shit. And when you turn something you love to do into a job. It will soon feel like a JOB. For example, Loving dogs and turning that into a dog spa business will drive you crazy sooner than later. You will deal with shitty customers like in any other retail job, and after attending 100's of dogs in a week can be draining to your soul and sanity. Source: ex gf did this and got burned out after 5 years.
>>721803628 I never got kicked out, just graduated with a shitty GPA & I was kicked out of my original major. Does it make a difference? I don't want to put effort into something if I have no chance. How will med schools know I'm capable if they won't see past my grades from when I was a idiotic fuckboi? Thanks for your responses, anon.
>>721776475 Industrial Design, I basically draw and 3d model cool products all day and make about 75k, it is pretty fun,
I was always interested in science / engineering, also was pretty decent at drawing. Before my cousin told me about the career my senior year, I had no idea what industrial design was.
Be careful about going into a creative field though, usually you have to work your ass off in school because it is so competitive. I have a lot of friends who just went through the motions at school and had fun, but are now at kinkos and joann fabrics
>>721776475 im 22 and still dont know what the fuck to do... im insterested in math, physics, biology, chemistry... in short, science... but i dont know what the fuck to do since i love EVERYTHING not just one particular thing like only phys or only chem or only math...
>>721804008 A lot of kids fuck around so all you have to do is prove you're there to learn. If I were you, I'd go talk to the admittance counselor at your school of choice and see what they think. From my own experience and hearing of other peoples, schools WANT people that are there to get good grades. The counselors are there to tell you how to get in, who know you might be able to get in as it stands.
>>721804116 I think part of the problem is that it's school. That's how universities are now. Then (I assume) you get out into the real workforce and realize you have to use your brain and cooperate with your co-workers
>>721804433 i already looked into it, quality of life is not really top of the line and i would probably feel useless or like im wasting my time since im not doing anything ''important'' or ''of great value'' plus, the salary is also kind of bad for the amount of shit i would have to do
>>721804548 Jump into uni with undeclared major, take a bunch of STEM classes and see which ones you like, or even just see which ones you have a talent for. Liking them in high school does not equate to liking them in uni, it's a whole new ballgame when you get hit with much more complicated material. I loved physics in high school but fuck physics in higher education.
>>721804676 Nah bro, not all universities are like that. I just graduated from one and I never saw any SJW garbage. I'm assuming you're in either California or some other liberal shit hole. Conservative south here. You're right though, once those people hit the real world, assuming they can even get a job, they probably learn companies don't have time to put up with that.
Went to school became a paramedic. Got a job at age 20 pulling 70k a year. Had time to kill got a second job as a firefighter another 52k a year. I don't regret it at all I have zero debt and a fun job.
I work doing car customization. No schooling necessary besides googling and learning via that. I make more then a bunch of my friends and barely do shit. Basicly running wires and installing stereos which is color matching. Install amps and subs which is basicly hiding wires then give power via positive terminal other battery negative to the body and plug up some rcas. And 90% of anything else is simply hiding wires and doing the same give it positive feed and negative feed. I'd say 90% of my day is doing stupid shit with my friends that work there and working on my own car.
>What career did you pick and why /b? I'm a systems engineer and love this job and I'm actually very good at it >Do you regret your decision? Nope, but I do regret some decisions I have made at my current employer and I a looking at leaving this company >Why? I made the mistake a lot of mistakes in this field and I feel like shit these days and can't move on in life, I still remember the good days and just can't seem to move on. Basically at one point I was looked at as one of the best engineers at the company. I was also one of the guys who always worked on everything and always had an answer about something, Any question you might have in my dept, or outside of the dept I would be the go to guy. Unfortunately, after a long time of proving myself to my clients and upper management I started to relax and I began to teach and offload some of my work to other engineers, because they really didn't have much to work on as I had a hand in every cookie jar at the time. Wait ended up happening is some engineers would learn a lot from me, and they ended up taking lead roles on certain projects and assighments, and I wasn't even told about what was going on, since I made it an effort to show upper management I wanted to offload work to other engineers sometime late 2016, at this point I am no longer looked at as the lead guy, and I have a very negative attitude on occasion, I believe other people want me to just leave at this point but they won't say it, they just "learn" from me and ended up moving up in this company. I made a serious mistake of relaxing, and not continuing to work over 10 hours a day, and not be paid overtime. The company won't pay me overtime, as they know the work load can increase and they don't want to pay for someone working extra hard... I still feel bad about this, and I can't believe I let them take things right under me, while I was focused on other things
I got shit grades across the board in HS. Did well on exams and in maths/science in general, but failed most of my humanities classes. Sitting here, thinking about going to college and getting a degree in whichever STEM field is growing the fastest. Wat do, /b/?
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