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What's your other career plan?

Post by baa » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:48 am

If you weren't a psychologisty type person, what would you want to do?

You can ignore any training costs, or previous degrees, or any actuall skills you may need, just assume that you've done whatever you needed to do get to your new career. And you're not allowed to be sneaky and say that you'd be a counsellor etc. That's not playing the game right :bossy:

I'd like to be:
- A personal shopper
- Fireworks inventor
- Pastry chef

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Post by BlueCat » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:59 am

Ecologist. Its what I wanted to do before psychology (and actually had a place to study it at Uni then changed to psychology). I have always thought of psychology as the ecology of people. Systems, linkages, development, symbiotic relationships etc.

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Post by miriam » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:11 am

I'm a wheeler-dealer type, and quite creative, so the options for me would be:

Property Developer
Antique/collectibles trader
Designing and organising makeovers of houses/gardens (but not the actual digging or hefting stuff about, as I'm a bit of a wuss)
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Post by baa » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:17 am

miriam wrote: Antique/collectibles trader
ooh, a friend of mine does this and loves it!

Ecologist! Fancy! (I don't really know what they do :shock: )

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Post by BlueCat » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:28 am

baa wrote:
miriam wrote: Antique/collectibles trader
ooh, a friend of mine does this and loves it!

Ecologist! Fancy! (I don't really know what they do :shock: )
Study of and management of ecosystems and habitats (micro and macro). Study and remedy of impact of, or advice on minimising the impact of development, tourism, farming, fishing, disease/illness pollution......

Lots of time outdoors (or in a lab), green wellies, catching and tagging, sample collecting, studying, modelling impact of changes in one part of the system on the rest of the system (e.g. overfishing = less fish = less of the things that feed on fish = less of the things that feed on the things that feed on fish AND less of the waste products that these things make (seed distribution, fertilisation) = less of the things that need these animlas to transport their seeds AND less of the things that need these animals waste products to grow AND more or less of the other things that would usually be eaten by the things that eat the fish (depending on whether they are reducing in number as a result of their restricted diet, or are over hunting the other species) which then starts a wholes new thread.....

Also understanding how plants, insects and animals adapt to their environments, and how the intorduction of new species could impact the ecosystem..........

The Royal Academy lectures this year were plant and insect stuff.

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Post by baa » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:30 am

I think someone I know is doing something like that too, but with more of a geological slant. I know too many people :?

I would love the adaptation to environments/new species thing. I watched a series on the South Pacific which shows how different animals/insects make it to each island, and then they're adaptation to that island and the evolution of one fruit fly into many differnet ones. Good stuff.

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Post by miriam » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:35 am

baa wrote:
miriam wrote: Antique/collectibles trader
ooh, a friend of mine does this and loves it!
Yeah, we've traded various things at various times in the past. We had a spell of buying and selling vintage starwars toys at toy and sci-fi fairs, and we've also had a stall to sell art-deco pottery (as I collect a particular type of this) and I've bought and sold a lot on eBay (over 2500 trades :shock:)
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Re: What's your other career plan?

Post by Charleston » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:58 am

baa wrote: - Fireworks inventor
Love this!

Hmm, lots of creativity here! I always wanted to be a fiction writer and poet (I love language and words, often finding more comfort in them than people). Other options:

- psychiatrist (am not averse to the medical model)
- feminist sociologist (contribute as much as I can here, obviously clashes with above!)
- neuroscientist
On silver stars I wish and wish and wish

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Re: What's your other career plan?

Post by baa » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:03 pm

Charleston wrote:
baa wrote: - Fireworks inventor
Love this!
I like to blow things up and set fire to things :twisted:

Oooh, fiction writer - you should do it! Write a novel! We'll buy it 8)

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Post by heatherb » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:12 pm

Interesting thread!

- Doctor
- Vet
- Writer/Novelist

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Post by ElizabethB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:16 pm

I would love to have my own property company- I'm very seduced by these property programmes! :? I would like to own a few student properties and rent them out as well as buy, improve and sell on properties for a profit....
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Post by jadeywadey » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:16 pm

I'd be a humanitarian aid worker

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Post by Loula » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:18 pm

I think I'd be:

A property developer- I like makeover type stuff and things realising their potential... also addicted to those type of TV programmes
Estate agent- I think I'd be pretty good at selling etc.
Sweet shop owner- the oldie world sweet shop in my village is up for sale (complete with mail order system) and I think it would be really fun (although I would get fat)
Cat lady- if all else fails

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Post by Loula » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:19 pm

Elizabeth* wrote:I would love to have my own property company- I'm very seduced by these property programmes! :? I would like to own a few student properties and rent them out as well as buy, improve and sell on properties for a profit....
We all clearly love a bit of daytime TV...

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Post by BenJMan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:33 pm

Porn Star.

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