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Old 16-06-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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How come there is no career for me???

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This makes me so angry! I've done 10 times the work most teenagers have for trying to find a career for the future and there simply isn't one. My entire youth has been taken away from me. Therefore, I WILL NOT allow for my future to be as well. Some may consider me a bit paranoid over my future. I am too stupid to take the necessary level of courses to go directly to university, which is where all of the courses I want are, so I have to waste a year of my life, and $4000, to go to college. But anyways, I am convinced there is not a single career I want and can do. Some of the careers I thought of are as followed and I either no longer want to do them or I simply am too stupid for them:


Mathematician Study of Math
Economist Study of Economics
Computer Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Aerospace Engineer
Agricultural Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Agronomist Study of Cultivation of crops
Volcanologist Study of Volcanoes
Geologist Study of the Earth
Gemologist Study of Gems
Mineralogist Study of Minerals
Geomorphologist Study of Landscape formation
Cartographer Map maker
Geoinfomatics GIS Specialists
Geophysicist Physics of the Earth
Physicist Study of Physics
Seismologist Study of Earthquakes
Meteorologist Study of the Weather
Climatologist Study of Climate
Paleotempestologist Study of past Climates
Palaeontologist Study of Fossils
Arachnologist Study of Arachnids
Araneology Study of Spiders
Entomologist Study of Insects
Insectology Study of Insects
Myriapodologist Study of Myriapods
Toxicologist Effects of chemicals on living organisms
Taxonomist Classifies things
Lepidopterist Study of Butterflies and Moths
Hempiterologist Study of True Bugs
Coleopterist Study of Beetles
Malacologist Study of Shelled organisms
Virologist Study of Viruses
Parisitologist Study of Parasites
Bacteriologist Study of Bacteria
Herpetologist Study of Reptiles and Amphibians
Historian Study of History
Hydrologist Study of Water
Oceanographer Study of Oceans
Surgeon Study of Surgery
Physician A Doctor
Pharmacist Links health science to chemical science
Pharmacologist Study of chemical effects on organisms
F1 Driver Drives cars fast
CEO Manages major company
Bookkeeper Records financial transactions
Prison Warden Head of a Prison
Store Manager Manages a store
Botanist Study of Plant Life
Florist Creates Art Arrangements with Flowers
Arborist Cares for Trees
Glaciologist Study of Glaciers
Air Traffic Controller Controls Air planes at Airport
Biologist Study of living things
Political Science Study of Political Systems
Public Policy Analyst Study of Policies and chooses best one
International Relations Study of Foreign Affairs
Ecologist Study of interaction between different organisms
Horticulturalist Study of cultivation of plants
Counter-Terrorism Agent Counters Terrorism
Librarian Manages a Library
Market Research Analyst Study of the market
Purchaser Buys stuff for research
Researcher Researches stuff
Statistician Interpret and describe human patterns
Travel Agent Book/Make Travel Plans
Zoologist Study of Animals
Appraiser Puts a value on something
Sedimentologist Study of modern sediments and the processes that deposited them
Petrologist Study of rocks and the conditions in which they form
Geochronologist Determines the absolute age of fossils, rocks, and sediments
Stratigrapher Study of Stratification
Limnologist Study inland water bodies
Pedologist Study of soil
Paleogeographer Study of pass landscapes
Costal Geographer Study of the interface between ocean and land
Quaternary Scientist Study of the Quaternary period
Astronomer Study of space
Weapon Systems Study of Weapons
Bus Driver Drive Bus
Museum Curator Manage a Museum
TV Travel Dude Travel on TV
Cereologist Study of crop circles
Dendrologist Study of Trees
Egyptologist Study of Ancient Egypt
Enologist Study of Wine making
Mycologist Study of Fungi
Heliologist Study of the Sun
Heirographologist Study of sacred text
Heiroglyphologist Study of Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Ichnologist Study of Fossil tracks, footprints, and burrows
Islamologist Study of Islam
Lithologist Study of Rocks
Nephologist Study of Clouds
Agrostologist Study of Grass
Algologist Study of Algae
Astrogeologist Study of geology in space
Dipterology Study of Flies
Kremlinologist Study of USSR
Kymatologist Study of Waves
Myrmecologist Study of Ants
Odonatologist Study of Dragon Flies
Oneirologist Study of Dreams
Ornithologist Study of Birds
Orololgist Study of Mountains
Selenologist Study of the Moon
Serpentologist Study of Snakes
Vaccinology Study of Vaccines
Vexillologist Study of Flags
Aerolithology Study of Meteorites
Autoecology Study of ecology of one species
Bryology Study of Mosses
Muscology Study of Mosses
Eremology Study of Deserts
Malariology Study of Malaria
Martyrology Study of Martyrs
Orthopterology Study of Roaches
Sphagnology Study of peat moss
Suicideology Study of suicide
Telmatology Study of Swamps
Urbanology Study of cities
Toponymics Study of place names
Vermeology Study of Worms
Acarology Study of Mites and Ticks
Professional Weight Lifter Lift heavy stuff
Chessology Study of Chess
Meconology Study of Opium
Orchidology Study of Orchids
Polemology - Study of Wars



For example, I love insects and myriapods. I am currently reading about the invasive lifestyle of Mutilidae. However I suck and will always suck at biology, thus I cannot go into a career of entomology. I refuse to get a tutor because I've learned the same thing for four years and still don't understand it. I know I am a failure, but I refuse to fail to a point where I need a tutor. If I want people to consider me smart, I can't get a tutor! The ONLY thing I am good at is geography, but there is no career in geography I am interested in. So, really, how come there is no career for me? My best friend says I should just let things take their course and everything will work out the way it is suppose to. I don't believe that. Things NEVER work out for me! I also don't believe in everything happening for a reason. And people wonder why I want to die. My youth has been absolutely horrible and now I have no hopes for the future and have serious doubts of it working out positively.











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Old 16-06-2008, 08:36 AM   #2
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I'm sure there is a job/career for you out there. It may not be entirely what you expect/really want. But sometimes in life we have to make compromises.
Have you spoken with a careers advisor?

How is it that things have never worked out for you? What's been horrible about your youth?

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Old 16-06-2008, 09:04 AM   #3
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I'd have to agree with your friend here. There's not always a set career for a set person to go into. I for one have absolutely no idea what I want to do as a career, but I figure if I decide in the future as to what that is, there's always further study that it is possible to do.

If you don't want a tutor, is it possible where you live to try evening classes? They can teach you the same syllabus sometimes, but in a different environment and usually with less people - increasing the one on one contact and therefore your likelihood of understanding it. Sometimes when you are taught something in a different way it makes a lot more sense, and in that way maybe a tutor even is an idea. It may just be the way the information is being taught to you.

As I said to start with however, I do agree with your friend here. Just start with doing something you enjoy - whether you intend on continuing onto a career on it - and that will hopefully open up new doors to you, and show you the areas that you enjoy and the areas that you don't. Don't go into a new education with a defeatist attitude however, there's something out there for everyone, whether they know it or not. Good luck x



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Old 16-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #4
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I saw a heck of a lot of -ology words on that list... I assure you there are a whole lot of jobs outside of academia too. More, in fact, than within academia, which is were most of what you listed would be found.

You don't have to know what you want to do with your life at 17. If you did know, and did't change your mind, I'd be worried. You have plenty of time to figure it out. Just do what everyone else does - go to college/university, take classes you like, find a job you like (or at least one that pays the bills), stick with it for a while until you find a job you like more, and just keep going with that and see where you end up. There are of course exceptions, but most of the time, people who spend their early adulthood working devotedly towards some career goal usually don't end up as happy as people who just do things the love rather than focus on getting to what they thought they'd love without having tried it.



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Old 16-06-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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Also, online tests such as the Stamford test may be useful to you to try and help you with things you're interested in. I realise this is an English test, but it's obviously all based around the same things.



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Old 17-06-2008, 02:47 PM   #6
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I'm sure there is a job/career for you out there. It may not be entirely what you expect/really want. But sometimes in life we have to make compromises.
Have you spoken with a careers advisor?

How is it that things have never worked out for you? What's been horrible about your youth?
No, I haven't spoken with a career supervisor yet. I find people like them don't help me very well. Same with people like guidance counselors.

Everything has been wrong in my youth; violence, abuse, failure, depression, suicide, etc. etc.



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Old 17-06-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
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I saw a heck of a lot of -ology words on that list... I assure you there are a whole lot of jobs outside of academia too. More, in fact, than within academia, which is were most of what you listed would be found.

You don't have to know what you want to do with your life at 17. If you did know, and did't change your mind, I'd be worried. You have plenty of time to figure it out. Just do what everyone else does - go to college/university, take classes you like, find a job you like (or at least one that pays the bills), stick with it for a while until you find a job you like more, and just keep going with that and see where you end up. There are of course exceptions, but most of the time, people who spend their early adulthood working devotedly towards some career goal usually don't end up as happy as people who just do things the love rather than focus on getting to what they thought they'd love without having tried it.
The only problem I have with what you said is that I can't go with the flow. For me, nothing ever works out so I can't leave my future with chance. I have got to have a goal and a path.



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Old 17-06-2008, 02:56 PM   #8
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You may have had a bad time honey, but we all overcome this, and we are all here to help you with that.

try and go with the flow, and if it dont work out, have a go at something, give talking to an advisor another chance hun.

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Old 17-06-2008, 02:58 PM   #9
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How old are you?

Maybe instead of thinking of about 20 ologies you might be interested in, narrow it down a bit and do everything in your power to make it happen for you.

I think for a lot of those courses you listed above (mostly the ologies/doctor/surgeon etc), you would have to go to university to train to do them.

I guess, unless youre willing to seek out the help, you wont get very far.

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I think your first step should be to narrow it down a bit so it doesn't span so many different fields. There is no way you can achieve any of them if you are trying to get to all of those different jobs.

Once it's been narrowed down figure out how you can go about getting to those jobs. For most of those it would require university. Do you want to go to university? Academia requires further study, but you won't know if you are up to that until you have studied at undergraduate level.

Do you have any experience in these fields? Are you able to get any just to see if you like them? Or get a job in a related field?

Lastly, do you need a job in order to pay for rent/bills/food? If that is the case I would take whatever I could.

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