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What would you do if you didn't work in IT?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jk2447, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi All,

    Seeing as its Friday I thought I would delve into the psyche's of all you Cert Forum fans and ask:

    "What career would you like to have, if you didn't work in IT?"

    It can be any career regardless if you could do it in real life. I more want to know what kind of person you are than ask a serious question about a career change.

    I'd love to be a doctor. I think its the most noble job in the world, helping people. I'd imagine they also get the ladies, ah yeah 8)

    Jim
     
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  2. Fergal1982

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    well I started off wanting to be a vet, then I went to uni to study genetics.

    I'd probably consider going back to genetics if I had to leave IT to be honest.
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I'd be a geneticist if it was to re-sequence Dinosaur DNA :twisted:
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    I probably would have stayed in healthcare and moved up the ranks or would have gone into engineering, possibly electrical. I may have gotten my CEng by now instead of the CITP :twisted:

    Or I could have ended in up something that I never considered... But definately not sales, not a salesman, that's for sure :)

    -ken
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    Well I've already had an earlier career in financial services and enjoyed that so wouldn't want to go back to that again.

    Possibly I'd look at teaching but only at HE/FE level.

    Other than that, retired millionaire sounds good ! :p
     
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  6. westernkings

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    It was a flip between IT and an Apprenticeship in Bio Chemistry with a chemical warfare centre in middlesex haha. I landed both "jobs" and I took the IT one obviously (because I didn't find out I got the other until I had got the IT one, so if i had decline the IT one, I may have been out of a job).

    I do wonder what it would of been like, they would of paid my Uni fees and all sorts. Solid solid job.
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Have a mooch around the forums, and you'll see there is a career that I want more than IT, and that's to be a writer.

    That being said, that's not something I can 'fall back on'. If I weren't in IT, I really don't know what I could feasibly fall back on. The best-paying one would be going back to being a forklift driver! But in all honesty, I'd probably take some time off to sharpen my language skills, and possibly look at becoming a translator (because that's an easy career to get in to too :rolleyes:)
     
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  8. Qs

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    A Pimp.

    ...but if that didn't work out, probably an English/History teacher.

    Qs
     
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  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Don't. Get. Zeb. Started.

    Only warning :biggrin
     
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  10. Obinna Osobalu

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    Most definitely, an Economist. :p
     
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  11. jk2447

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    I could see you as a full time martial arts instructor with your own Dojo :D

    I can see you as a teacher mate, or a politician for some reason, don't know why :blink

    When I did my A'Levels it was a toss-up between BioChemistry or Marine Biology. Some how I ended up in IT but it was never the plan. I think we made the right choice 8)

    I'd love to be a part time writer and would like to write a childrens book, because basically I'm a big kid :p

    I imagined you'd say DJ. Not sure why . . .

    Does he like J.P. like me? :D

    Hopefully you'd do a better job spotting an impending global financial meltdown than our current Economists!!! :eek:
     
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  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Nah, I'm not sure whether it was a degree or a masters, but Zeb most certainly went to Uni and did Palaentology :)

    As for the writing - just sit down and do it (will take my own advice one day lol)

    You can peek at a taster of my writing here, if you feel so inclined :)
     
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  13. Josiahb

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    Same.

    I've always enjoyed writing, although I reckon now I'm more likely to end up some sort of tech writer than novels. My ability to tell a decent story seems to have died on its arse since I left school.

    Its either that or something in film/tv, directing if I could choose.
     
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  14. Tegal

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    I started off in Electrical/Electronic Eng, drifted into IT via theatre & media (took the scenic route).

    However I love intricate devices - did anyone else do those career questionaire's at High School? One of my answers was jeweller, another was watchmaker. I like the Watchmaker idea, all those fine pieces yet performing a practical function!

    Back in my day the job I do now didn't exist, or if it did it was for the elite specialised few. If we had a computer at the time it was an Amstrad PCW 8256.

    Ok, gonna stop this post before I start feeling really old and sorry for myself.
     
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  15. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    ...wha?!
     
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  16. wagnerk
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    Use to have my own club, but since I only did it part-time, plus I didn't charge for classes, it didn't grow... It was fun though :)

    -Ken
     
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  17. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    My father-in-law (to be) is a 4th Dan in Jujitsu and something else. He's really into Kung-Fu too I think. He reckons a proper Dojo won't make loads of money and the ones that try to be all flash and make a fortune are no good . . . .
     
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  18. Len

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    If the option of IT/Computing wasnt available to me, I would of chosen to pursue TEFL/TESOL. Luckily for them(foreigners looking to learn english), It/Computing was available..
     
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  19. westernkings

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    HE imagined you'd say BJ, what are you? blind? :blink :D

    actually wait.
     
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  20. Phoenix
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    I'd be an Entrepreneur
    in fact, I'm working on that on the side ;)

    actually, outside of that, I have no idea what I would do
    I can't even remember what I 'grew up' wanting to be, I've been into computers since i was 7 or 8, built my first one in my early teens and passed my first MCPs before 15!

    I'm totally not sure what I would do outside of IT
     
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