I am, Or wish to be...

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Aug 23, 2012

I am, Or wish to be... by chavosaur at 1:12 AM (1,164 Views / 2 Likes) 26 replies

  1. chavosaur
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    Reporter chavosaur Austin Trujillo

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    Many of us here at the Temp are young adults or adults. (weather we act like it or not :lol: )
    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. :lol:

    So now its your turn guys. What do y'all do?
     
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  2. Castiel

    Member Castiel GBAtemp Fan

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    I totally want to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

    I actually am looking towards a psychologist, Counsellor, or Pastor. Something along the lines that involves helping people. I enjoy helping people and helping to resolve conflicts. I'm going to look into them more when I need to, but I still have a year of school left so I'll wait a little longer :P
     
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  3. NightsOwl

    Member NightsOwl Pays For Avatar Art (For some reason)

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    My profession is full time mother care-taker.

    She can't afford the house by herself so I'm stuck with her, helping pay bills and the like.

    ... In other words, McDonalds cashier.
     
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  4. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

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    My job now? Not a damn thing. Unemployment is pretty bad where I live, so it's tough for a 17 year old to get a job that isn't at a fast food joint.

    What I want to do? Computer Technician. I enjoy troubleshooting problems and fixing things, whether it's software or hardware. It's something I've always enjoyed doing and I'm relatively good at it as well. My uncle also does this for a living and he makes up to $90 an hour, and on average makes up to $9000 a month. As I see it, that's kind of a lot of money for what he does. I've been thinking about moving out to Philly (where he lives) to work as his apprentice of sorts when I finish school.
     
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    I'm aspiring to continue my highschool job role as a bitch for the TV studio and do menial jobs involved in television communications. Like I can be told to cut from shot to shot for the majority of my adult life!
     
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  6. Gahars

    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I'd like to go into law, and see where that takes me. Constitutional law would be right up my alley interest-wise, but it all depends on what the job market looks like.
     
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  7. Narayan

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    when i was starting college i wanted to be an IT specialist or a computer programmer. or something related to computers.

    though lately, i've lost my motivation to really finish this. i'm getting tired of learning too much stuff and not sure if i'm gonna use that. though i admit, every bit of what i learn in school contributes to one's knowledge, i think i'm just tired and want a simple life, with a simple job.

    it might have something to do with too much papers and processes to go through.
     
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    I have no idea what I want to become.

    People said to me that I should go for helping others.
    Which I like but I'm to insecure about myself to do it ;p
    People also suggested something with the weather.
    I"m pretty much obsessed with extreme weather such as extreme colds, heat, thunder, extreme rainfall etc.
    Me myself want a job as a taxi driver/courier/trucker.
    I
     
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    My current profession is lazy college gamer.

    My aspiration is something in the Astronomy Field
     
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  10. Zaertix

    Member Zaertix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Aspired to become: Established Web Host, Game Reviewer (if I can ever get my motivation back) and whatever else I decide.

    Tacos.
     
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  11. Sterling

    Member Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    As it stands I'm a CompTIA A+ certified computer technician, and I'm close to being Net+ certified too. This means I'm qualified to work on any machine, and soon networks. I can make a lot of money doing this stuff. However, it seems like I won't be using it any time soon if the job market keeps going the way it is. I'm also very good with electronics, so I might look into soldering at factories and such. This goes double as I've been told multiple times that I'm a genius when I have a soldering iron in my hands (just a bit of an overstatement, but I am pretty good).
     
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  12. Alex221

    Member Alex221 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Looks like all of you guys/girls have some great career's in mind. I'm barely gonna be a sophomore at high school this year but i'm always thinking of the future. My grandpa is a cardiologist and I've thought about studying to become one myself but after finishing high school it took him 12 years of studying at different schools to get to where he is now and i don't know if i can wait that long lol. I've also been thinking about becoming an engineer as my uncle is one and he's currently the Power Production Manager of the Hydroelectric Power Plant in Falcon Heights,Texas but who knows. I'm looking for something that takes around 6 years or so of studying as i don't want to spend too much time studying after high school.
     
  13. Wabsta

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    Just finished college (got an IT degree for programming there).
    Currently employed at the dutch version of USPS, sorting packages to pay the rent.
    And just started at a university studying ehh, the dutch term is "Technical IT", so no boring database work like my previous study, but focussing more on hardware and low level languages.
     
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    I'd like to do something in the game industry....
    Like game design, Probably because i like to draw. And gaming ofcourse :3

    But right now i just work at a game store..
     
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    You should try to get in the HKU (Hogeschool van Kunsten Utrechts), it´s a pretty cool school. Very international (so meeting lots of new people) and not so hard to get into like that school in Breda.
    (A good friend of mine is in that school, and actually had an internship at Guerilla games and designed maps there)
     
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    Member Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    I don't plan on spilling my guts on an internet forum forum so I'll give the short version. I don't currently have a profession because I'm a volunteer researcher working at a medical lab 40+ hours per week in addition to being a full-time college student. I'm currently double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering but plan on becoming either a physician or cardiologist. It's complicated.

    Also, in response to this:
    I've worked as a personal computer technician for a number of people (I never requested payment, though sometimes I'd get $20 for a $250+ job) and as a volunteer on-call technician for a firm my friend works at (by which I mean he technically owes me $1000+ but I don't care enough about the money to ask him for it) and I'd say that it's not as interesting as you might think.

    Most people either have a dying HDD, want to improve their computer's performance (ie., just modify MSCONFIG or blow out the insides with compressed air), don't know about Malwarebytes or on rare occasions, want to set-up dual-boots / virtual machines. Some people even bring their machines in just to get you to install software for them. There are some genuinely interesting/frustrating problems that people bring in, but otherwise it's fairly mundane. The exception to this is networks, if you want to get into that. Setting up, designing and maintaining corporate networks can actually be pretty interesting if that's your thing.

    Incidentally, I got my current pair of glasses for free because the place that made them was having computer problems that day and I fixed it for them. Their personal technician charged $350 per hour, but whether or not you'd be able to charge this much depends a great deal on the technical knowledge (and income) of your client.


    Wow, long post. Done posting for now.
     
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    To be honest I'd love to get back into acting again. I made nice money from it and I enjoyed it.
    If I can do it more and maybe hit a big role, it only gets better from there :yay:
     

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