If you weren't teaching, what would you do?

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  1. UpperMidwest

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    Maybe this has been asked before, but if you weren't teaching, what would you do?

    Here's some jobs that I think I would like:

    1) physical or occupational therapist, or aid

    2) Librarian

    I like working with people and dislike desk jobs. There are jobs that I would like more but they don't pay well. I would like working at a small book store more than teaching (it's just that the pay is really bad)
     
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    I have often thought it would be interesting to be a travel show host ala Rick Steves or Rudy Maxa. It would be amazing to travel the globe and learn about different places and cultures.
     
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    I might enjoy being an event planner.
     
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    I'd probably work as a librarian or an MRI tech.
     
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    Funny. I left a short-lived career in that in order to be a teacher.
     
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    is it unfair to say I'd like to be a multi-million or billionaire? Librarian, theater director, financial advisor (I know NOTHING about it but realize many know even less and I really enjoy the little I do know - kind of like playing monopoly - just that the high stakes scares me)
    oh wait, these are the things I would LIKE to do...what I would actually do? ummmm....would you like a donut with that coffee?
     
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    :rofl: :yeahthat:
     
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    Speech pathologist or occupational therapist. Both fascinate me.
     
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    I was accepted into Physical Therapy School but backed out about three months before starting and pursued an alternative certification. So, most likely that.
     
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    What cert did you get?
     
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    Leaving teaching next year to try engineering which I got interested in because I was teaching science and engineering. I had never considered it prior.

    But someday I imagine retiring and working as an archaeologist.
     
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    Probably a nurse or one of those other non-doctors of the medical world. Mostly because I don't want to go to school to become a doctor.
     
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    I was a prosecutor before going into teaching, and am considering becoming an arbitrator when I retire or leave.
     
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    I picked up an M.S. in biology with a composite science certification in Texas.
     
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    A professional organizer. I love throwing things away and coming up with an efficient storage system. My label maker is my one true love.:purpleheart::purpleheart:
     
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    Engineering. I have a very analytical brain.
     
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    Oh MissScrimmage, I am so envious! I'm really great at collecting things and putting them places that I immediately forget. And then I spend time looking through all that stuff and reorganize it all, only to do it all again the next time I need something that "I swear, I just saw, if I could only remember where." This is an issue at home and in my classroom..sigh.
     
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    I know if money was no object, I'd study Anthropology to be an Anthropologist. Otherwise, just another job to make a living, I have no idea (probably something else having to do with children).
     
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    @creativemonster :

    I love helping people get organized!! But I am also great at forgetting things, which is why I must be organized!
     
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    I think about this, because I think a layoff will occur. Even more so with the Trump administration. So I'm trying to build skills that will help me transition. (I'd like to teach for 20+ years.. I just don't see that happening.)

    I think about getting into food production, farming, taking lessons in this area.
     
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    If I weren't a teacher, I'd like to be a public librarian or a librarian at a small community college.

    I would also consider managing a hotel--I worked at the front desk at hotels while I was in college and grad school and I really loved it. In college I was the weekend night auditor, so I had to solve a lot of problems related to money. I found it very satisfying to be presented with a clearly defined problem and be able to come up with a solution.

    I might also like to own my own business doing something like teaching drivers' ed. I do sometimes think about setting up an office for a business like that and how much fun it would be to stock cabinets with office supplies. Is that weird? I love office supplies. Like, really, really love office supplies.
     
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    Put me in a basement and let me files medical records.
     
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    No one's judging you. Not aloud.
     
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    I love office supplies, too! All those ink pens!! Sharpies!! Etc!!
     
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    Broadcast journalist for sure!
     
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    One of my hobbies is photography so if I wasn't teaching I would love to be a full time landscape photographer.
     
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