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Old 03-22-2011, 01:12 PM
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i can't decide to save my life what to go to school for.

i want to go to a 2 year technical college. ive thought about appenticeships, are they worth doing?

i want to pick something that will have a good future so i could do it for many years or have other doors open down the road.

i like being outdoors and stuff or working with my hands. i couldnt stand being behind a desk or computer all day either.

what do you think? or what is your job and do you like it?
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:15 PM
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a couple things that will always have work. Truck driving. Medical feild
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:16 PM
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a couple things that will always have work. Truck driving. Medical feild
very true. what do you do
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:20 PM
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I agree, the medical field will never go away. Truck driving... eh, probably won't go away for a while at least. And yea, if you don't like sitting at a desk you would have my job... I work with computers all day. It's got GREAT job oppurtunities though.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:25 PM
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very true. what do you do
I was a brick layer until I hurt my back. Now Im a stay at home dad.

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Old 03-22-2011, 01:35 PM
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Firefighter/paramedic, I work 109 (24 hr shifts) a year, every 3 weeks i get 5 days off in a row. great retirement, great benefits, but if you’re scared of fire, blood, guts, HIV, needles, sick people, CPR, pushing life saving drugs, or picking up drunks who fake seizures look somewhere else. Otherwise best decision I ever made.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:44 PM
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have you thought about joining the service? you get to see the world, get an education, make some awesome friends, do things and experience things that most people never will and you get to serve this great country. the pay isnt awesome for the first couple years but you always have a place to live, you get good insurance and other benefits and you can retire when youre in your 40's if you choose to make a career of it. just something to think about.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:47 PM
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Diesel Mechanic is something that will be around for a long time.

If I could do it all over again I would go to school to be a Cop.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:59 PM
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As much as I hate to say it, go for medical. The baby boomers are retiring, and dependence upon healthcare services is on the rise. That's probably the only career at the moment that is "safe", at least in my opinion.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:01 PM
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yeah man cop thing all the way!! I'm working as a armed guard and going to school for the academy!! Well worth it and it's a great time!
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:04 PM
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I kinda disagree on medical. A lot of people without jobs right now still. No insurance even if they go to the hospital they dont or cant even pay. So the hospital has to cut cost to kinda break even. Where are they gonna cut cost first? Nurses and registered nurses that are newer.

Computer Programing would be a good thing as well. Look at all the stuff today ran on computers. New cars have computers controlling just about everything now.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:13 PM
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The medical field is one thing that will never stop growing, but exactly like you said, there are so many people out there right now that cant afford insurance and there are hospitals that are going bankrupt more than ever now. Here's an article that i had to look up for a project in school that talks about hospitals not making enough profit and cutting pay from nurses: http://www.alvarezandmarsal.com/en/a...x?article=6093

If you are good at math, i would suggest engineering, just my opinion though, its really up to you.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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Medical is the way to go. There will alwats be sick people. Hospitals around here are hiring nurses like crazy.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:21 PM
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I'm in the same boat as you man. I'm personally looking into Firefighter/EMT even if it's on a volunteer basis. The EMT training could enable you to get a job in a hospital. As said above, the Armed Forces are always a possible route. Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, they never quit hiring. Law enforcement is another good route. If you could deal with sitting behind a computer all day, Cyber Security could lead to a very lucrative career. There is always gonna be a need for Mechanics and transportation (truck driving, etc)
They always talk about the economy being in rough shape, but if you can get educated and look outside the box a little bit, there are jobs out there in a lot of fields. In fact, most of the careers we will have the opportunity to get into, aren't even created yet. I wish you luck!
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:01 PM
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Are u serious? Medical field is deff the way to go. I am becoming an R.N. or a nurse and since im a guy, no maternity leave, can move patients that would take 3 girls to do, ill get hired in an instant. They make great money and people will always die. people cant afford insurance because they're lazy and depend on the government to give them everything.Fuck universal healthcare, why would we model our healthcare off shitty canadian healthcare. Obama can suck it same with Clinton. Dude, medical, Millitary will always be hiring.
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