Many of us here at the Temp are young adults or adults. (weather we act like it or not ) Many of us are leading our own lives now, and some of us are about to begin the biggest stage of our lives. I thought it would be really cool, to get to know the Professions of our fellow tempers, or the careers we want to aspire to. I have seen a few of y'all around here say you are in college now, or have just graduated, and it would be really neat to know what kind of life you are going to be leading/ are currently leading. What that job entails, the requirements of it, why you picked that job, etc. Maybe even share your experiences with us, so that People going for the same profession can learn what they need to do to have such a career. You don't have to share Details like Pay and whatnot, or anything to personal if you do not wish too. This is just to see what our fellow tempers do! So to start off, I am going to explain what I want to be in the next few years. My main goal in life, is to become a part of the FBI'S BAU ( Behavioral Analysis Unit) *For you T.V addicts out there, think Criminal Minds* The Job of a BAU agent, is to profile criminals. This basically means using psychological skills and cognitive thinking to help discover and learn about about serial killers, rapists, arsonists, etc. To help find them, or to learn about the psychological influences that causes them to do what they did. Now I understand that the show criminal minds is just that. A SHOW. But I am not interested in becoming an an agent of the FBI to run around in the field, acting like a hero, pistol whipping criminals and saying witty one liners. I am interested in this profession, because of the psychological aspect. It boggles my mind to think why a person will go out and murder another. It interests me to know why an arsonist will burn a building down with living people inside. I want to know what makes people tick! What pushes them to the edge? Now to become an agent of the BAU, I will need to serve a couple of years in some law enforcement position first of all. Weather it be your average Traffic cop or patrol officer, etc. I am going to begin this, by serving as a correctional officer at a federal prison for a few years. (This way I can also be surrounded by criminals and learn more about them. Study a little if you will.) While serving as an correctional officer, I will be taking college classes online, for step 2. You must have at least a Bachelors or Associates degree in: Psychology, Criminology, Computer science information, etc. I will be going for my psychology degree, as I excelled in AP Psychology in my sophomore year of high school (the only Sophomore to ever qualify for the class at my school) Once step 1 and 2 are done, I then have to apply to be trained in Quantico Virgina, which is very intensive training. They will test my ability for Hostage situations, Thinking under pressure, Life or Death situations, etc. If I pass the training, I can consider myself an agent of the FBI. But my journey does not end there. I will need to then serve as an FBI field agent, while working towards a Masters Or Doctorates of Psychology. After a few years of service as an FBI field agent, and when I have my degree in psychology, I can then call myself a Behavioral Analyst. So now its your turn guys. What do y'all do?