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1/27/14 6:21 A

Music teacher

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
1/27/14 6:18 A

professional artist with a tech support job

ODIEJO2 Posts: 1,179
1/27/14 5:46 A


You can accomplish anything you set your mind too. Put one foot in front of the other and go for it.
STEELER71 Posts: 8,016
1/27/14 5:15 A

I'm retired and loving it.

IAPHOTOGIRL75 Posts: 560
1/27/14 12:50 A

I'm a homeschool mom and I run my own photography business.

Amy ♥
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. Romans 5:3

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1
TERRY011360 SparkPoints: (41,019)
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1/26/14 10:40 P


Sparkpeople thank you for helping me lose this weight!!!
CHRISTINABEAN2 SparkPoints: (5,702)
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1/26/14 9:53 P

I hold a journeyman's electrician license but I am currently in my second year working towards a B.A. in Communications and feel this is true to me. I am looking to get into PR work and am super excited!

SUITABLE Posts: 1,702
1/26/14 9:49 P


MARIJO150 Posts: 340
1/26/14 9:40 P

health insurance claims technician, 42000.00 year, high school education
not too exciting but helps pay the bills.

Sometimes you have to forget how you feel and remember what you deserve.
1/26/14 9:27 P

I'm an accountant, lately wish I was more talented in the creative arts though ;)

South Carolina
SUSAN29NJ Posts: 2,417
1/26/14 7:53 P

I am retired now, but I was a personal lines insurance manager.

MYAKAYAH Posts: 8,106
1/26/14 7:44 P

I am an Accountant, a Medical Researcher, do Medical Billing and run my own Business in the field of Education! I like working in different fields and its good to be diverse in this kind of world we live in now. In the 90's when I was at University I majored in Accounting but I also wanted to work in the Medical Field and continue to help out in the field of Education even though I didn't want to be a teacher. I really have no patience for children who aren't disciplined and teaching doesn't pay enough so I figured I would continue with tutoring and teaching foreign language.

I received my degree in Accounting; have certification in Medical Billing & Terminology which also helps with the research I do for a Professor who is writing a textbook. I teach 2 foreign languages and tutor middle and high school students who need the extra help (or just want me to put them through their paces so they learn more) in most any subject! Salary, lower end of six figures every year~

Edited by: MYAKAYAH at: 1/26/2014 (19:57)
kayah Sin City, NV
BLC#29 TNT captain

"I want to live my life like I feel at a Michael Franti concert." - Team Franti

"If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay."

TEAROSE22 SparkPoints: (30,671)
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1/26/14 7:30 P

Construction Management. Consultant.

"Santina Rose"
06/01/2010 535 pounds
Documented weight,
10/17/2013 began SP
Lifestyle at 395 pounds

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy!" Dale Carnegie
"Love the people who saw you when you were invisible to everyone else."

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
1/26/14 6:26 P


HARPIE Posts: 279
1/26/14 6:12 P

Teach and coach tennis

PAULIE91952 Posts: 5,852
1/26/14 6:05 P

Mechanical Engineer

THOMAS.H Posts: 16,963
1/26/14 5:13 P



"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."- Henry David Thoreau

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
- Nietzsche, philosopher
MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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1/26/14 4:55 P

Retired teacher

The only "diet" that works is consistency!


EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
1/26/14 4:54 P

I'm retired now.
I was a Veterinary Technician for 30 years, primarily in clinical labs.
I started out as a nursing tech in a horse hospital.

Wages vary depending upon what aspect of the field you go into, and where you work. At my highest wage, I was making about $60K. But that was in the inflated NE, and in a specialty field. Typical VTs don't make that much, I don't think.

Some states still allow non-credentialed "techs" to work, so long as they're "under a Veterinarian's supervision". This is a very ambiguous phrase.
Mostly, techs have been through a 2-year program. Some now have 4-year degrees. You then have to sit to pass a licensure or certification exam. Once you receive your "papers", you must then maintain continuing education credits (different amounts for each state) in order to be recertified or relicensed at periodic intervals. In my state, I believe the requirement is for 20 contact hours of approved education every 2 years, accompanied by the fee.

Canada and other countries have different requirements.

I loved my career. I miss it very much, but changes in the medical world in general affected Vet Med also - and not in ways I felt were in accord with the oath I swore to when I graduated. In addition, I've had my own changes, medical ones, which prevent me now from jobs in general. I still stay active in my field through specialty associations though.


Edited by: EXOTEC at: 1/26/2014 (17:42)
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle

We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
~C.S. Lewis
MICHELLE2343 Posts: 714
1/26/14 4:19 P

I'm a kindergarten teacher.

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DEIDREALLEN SparkPoints: (1,607)
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1/26/14 4:08 P

I am a library assistant III for a university.

AMANDADAY63 Posts: 1,563
1/26/14 12:53 P

I am a nurse by trade, but currently care full time for my 3 autistic children and deal with my own health issues...I do a lot of volunteer work too

1/26/14 12:15 P

I work in a group home for adults who have mental illness. Help them with cleaning their apartments, take them grocery shopping and to appointments, help them take their medications.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
CAROLIAN SparkPoints: (107,800)
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1/26/14 11:58 A

cant work due to illness and mobility problem

My name is Carol I live in UK Leader of DISABLED/FIBROMYALGIA & MORE
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Northwest England
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SLLYONS51 Posts: 3,014
1/26/14 11:50 A

LPN and RN student

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (216,964)
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1/26/14 11:39 A

Corporate Controller

NJJ-EXERCISE30 Posts: 7,366
1/26/14 10:15 A


Learning to let go is hard, but it gets easier. I am not getting older just better!
MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (325,242)
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1/26/14 10:07 A


HOLLYM48 SparkPoints: (173,031)
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1/26/14 9:59 A

I am an MRI technologist and the supervisor of the Department.

I can do it!!
Spark People are the best!
GOALIEGRANDMA3 SparkPoints: (99,453)
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1/26/14 9:57 A

retired teacher

My name is Martha.
My new ticker shows me slow as a bunny and going up and down . I want to level out!

2003 : began WW 47 # heavier than now .

"Which we hope ever to do with ease we must first learn to do with diligence."

Samuel Johnson


KKKAREN SparkPoints: (231,010)
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1/26/14 8:31 A

I'm happily retired, unfortunately it does NOT pay too good!

CINDYG43 Posts: 1,858
1/26/14 7:49 A

I am a K-4 assistant in an elementary school. I LOVE it!!


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball
SHOOTINGSTAR12 SparkPoints: (30,873)
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1/26/14 7:33 A

Veterinary Technician for the Sheriffs Office - I love my job

Strangers are friends we haven't met yet
TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 68,952
1/26/14 7:18 A

am one of the many unemployed that the government could care less about

WALIDGAZALA Posts: 8,106
1/26/14 7:16 A


DPDAVIS Posts: 3,325
1/26/14 7:11 A


TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
1/26/14 6:49 A

I am professional artist working as a help desk tech in a private company.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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1/26/14 6:36 A

I am a college professor and I do all my work from home, teaching online. I do love it and 2 of the 3 colleges I work for require me to have a Ph.D. which I have.

I have NO job security but so far have managed to keep busy enough doing this for the past 11 years. Before that, I was a high school math teacher. I find my current work far more rewarding and enjoyable, but still don't like the lack of security. Much as I love this, I would not recommend somebody set out with this as their career goal unless you have a very good plan B, as well, because it is harder to get into teaching online than ever because many people want to do it.

To the OP, what is your current career? Why do you want to change? Once I went to school I went into education, to be a teacher. My position changed and evolved, but I only built on what I was doing, rather than fully changing careers. In fact, my position for one of the colleges I work for is to teach in a Master's program for teachers.

HHUGHES71 SparkPoints: (92,954)
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1/25/14 11:27 P

I'm a stay at home mom/ house wife, but I also work a few contract hours at our church.


With my feet on the ground and my heart attuned, I will reach for the stars (Camp Motto from Camp Crestridge for Girls in NC).

The sovereign Lord is my strength. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer and enables me to go on the hike. Hab 3:19
1/25/14 10:21 P

work in a laboratory

Love yourself, Love your body, and Love life.
ITSABSURD SparkPoints: (18,393)
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1/25/14 10:19 P

Still a student. Hoping to join the non-profit sector soon.

IVGOTMOXY Posts: 111
1/25/14 10:06 P

I am an Sonographer (ultrasound tech). I love my job and money is good, does not get boring, keeps you active.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,076
1/25/14 9:43 P

I work in Human Resources as an assistant

I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (91,277)
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1/25/14 3:21 P

I am on disability. I sit at my sisters, take care of animals and house. Can't wait to move from the boonies and get my own apartment.


MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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1/25/14 2:36 P

I work for a magazine, teach yoga and play in a rock band.

FFUSCO SparkPoints: (5,238)
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Posts: 162
1/25/14 2:27 P

Ooops. Sorry. I thought I saw some mention of it in the original thread.

Be well, Sparkers.


AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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1/25/14 2:19 P

We did a thread on jobs/careers a couple of months ago...though there was certainly no discussion of salaries.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
FFUSCO SparkPoints: (5,238)
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1/25/14 2:09 P

Education Administration

Just South of 6 Figures

Zero Job Security, Given Recent Reforms in the Field in NJ

Masters in Education, plus Certificated Endorsements

Edited by: FFUSCO at: 1/25/2014 (14:10)
DDARNZEN SparkPoints: (14,228)
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1/25/14 1:57 P

I'm a high school teacher making $36,000 my first year. I love it!

DeeDee Arnzen
Roswell, NM


When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease. ~Terri Guillemets
1/25/14 1:46 P

Perhaps this is my mid-life crisis approaching. I am shopping for a new career.

What do you do for a living?

How does it pay?

What education/credentials/experience do you need to work in your job?

"The amount of Serendipity you experience is in direct proportion to the amount of time your butt is off the sofa".


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