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Jun 25 2012

I want to do that!

by Amanda L

I have a confession to make, I watch reality television. I love Ax Men, Wild Justice, Swamp People, American Pickers etc.  Recently, I realized that all of these shows are about the interaction between the people within a variety of careers. Watching Ax Men and Wild Justice it gives me a glimpse at what my life would have been like if I hadn’t changed my major in college at the end of my freshman year.

Swamp People and American Pickers fascinate me with how people can earn a learning. I never knew that people could earn a living hunting alligators or buying and selling old things.  There are so many careers out there that I never would have thought were available to people looking for a way to earn a living. What career did you aspire to be a part of when you were younger or what career would you like to pursue now? The library has many books that can give you a glimpse or information about a variety of careers.

Best green careers: explore opportunities in this rapid growing field by Jeffrey Dinsmore

The career chronicles: an insider’s guide to what jobs are really like: the good, the bad, and the ugly from over 750 professionals by Michael Gregory

 Odd jobs: 101 ways to make an extra buck by Abigail Gehring

The complete idiot’s guide to dream jobs by Brian O’Connell

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Ev June 25, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I changed my mind so many times about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Everything from a marine biologist to a police detective. The best advise I ever got about careers was from my dad. He said that no matter what you do always try to help people.

Leigh P. June 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I wanted to be a special-effects make-up artist like Tom Savini and specialize in zombie films. Then I wanted to be a lawyer, a doctor, a writer, a librarian, etc. I remember drooling over the Occupational Outlook Handbook at one point. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worn many hats and hold jobs in many industries. The most satisfying, trying, and difficult job I’ve had, though, is my current one: a mother. And being a mother allows me to have all of those careers in some way: nurse, nutritionist, teacher, psychologist, chef…

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