Fitness Minutes: (11,270)
153 1/26/14 10:40 P
Sparkpeople thank you for helping me lose this weight!!!
Fitness Minutes: (3,650)
90 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!
I am retired now, but I was a personal lines insurance manager.
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."
Fitness Minutes: (10,050)
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."
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
I am professional artist working as a help desk tech in a private company.
Fitness Minutes: (40)
1,065 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.
Fitness Minutes: (43,545)
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
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