What occupation would you have if you weren't in education?

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  1. whizkid

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    I'd probably be in Finance, banking, or a state or federal government job.
     
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    I would be a computer programmer for Facebook or Google, write math textbooks using the methods I’ve devised over the years (which is certainly a huge factor in why my tutoring business is successful), or be a statistician for the federal government.
     
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    I’d likely be in the medical field. I have always been interested in that.
     
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    If I hadn't of lost my leg I would have probably stayed career army.
     
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    Before I got into teaching, I was a theme park supervisor. There are days I actually miss that job. It was easier in some ways, but it was definitely more physically exhausting and kept me in good physical shape without me having do to any outside exercise. The days went faster too I would consider climbing that ladder further/moving to a larger theme park, or the other option I would consider would be to become a judge.
     
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    I would have worked with animals in some capacity...a zoo, animal rescue, or something like that.
     
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    I think I would go into speech therapy. I would also like to be a vet!

    I sometimes regret not going into speech therapy.
     
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    I considered going into nursing. I'd love the schedule, the salary is better, and you could leave work at work, all while still doing something meaningful and helping people. I actually even looked into entering a program my 3rd year of teaching, and ultimately decided it just didn't make any sense financially to start over. I figured if I really wanted it that badly, I'd be willing to spend the money, and I wasn't. I'm a very purpose driven person. I don't think I could ever work in some office job where the only objective was to make more money for the company.
     
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    I certainly could. Lol
     
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    You could always come work in my school district

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    I would have stayed at my old career--company manager of a theatre company with side gigs in design and acting.
     
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    I would certainly take you up on that, but darn, I just retired! Sorry :cool:
     
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    Cartographer:)
     
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    People say I would’ve made a great librarian. I’ve even played around with the idea of it being a second career, even helping out as a children’s librarian assistant. I love looking up information and doing research, but all that repetitive bending and stooping and putting away books would’ve be hard on my back and hurt my knees.
     
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    I have an undergrad business degree and worked in advertising sales
     
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    I would probably be back in my first career field, but instead of being a prosecutor again, I would work as a federal mediator.
     
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    A) Spaceman
    B) Race Car Driver
    C) Professional Candy Taste Tester

    In all seriousness, I considered engineering because it was mathy and had good earning potential. In hindsight, I am glad I did not pursue that path, because I get anxiety over simply following a set of instructions to put a shelf together.
     
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    I would be either a park or a forest ranger. I love outside. That would be a perfect excuse to be outside a lot.

    Or be a trophy wife for a super billionaire. One or the other.
     
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    One of our teachers just got her dream job--after 5 years of applying and interviewing--she'll be teaching in one of our district's Outdoor Ed Centres, so she'll be teaching outside every day!

    Trophy wife is interesting...although I'm many years and many pounds away from that as a possibility!

    I would probably be either working in a bank or in a bookstore.
     
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    Broadcast journalist.
     
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