What career do you want?

Australia
May 3, 2008 9:25pm CST
Over the years my concept of the ideal career has changed dramatically. I remember as a child I wanted to be an archaeologist digging up ancient history. In high school I wanted to be a psychiatrist so that I could help people who have experienced trauma to overcome it and live happy, successful lives. As an adult I must admit that the idea of being a travel critique has appealed to me. The thought of travelling all over the world with all expenses paid, staying in five star Hotels, eating in flashy restaurants etc is very appealing. And basically all you need to do in return is make notes and write a critique of all aspects of the experience. That would be a lot of fun! As a mother of a young school aged child that would have to wait a few years though. Now my focus is to build an online business that will remove the need for me to work outside the home lining the pockets of others while I get pittance. Preferably something that requires little maintenance, like a site selling ebooks that runs on autopilot. I know you have to constantly update to keep up with new SEO (search engine optimisation) tactics to maintain your market position. But that is something I enjoy doing... fiddling around on my computer. So what about you? What is your idea of an ideal career?
6 responses
@19901226 (12)
• China
12 Mar 10
I am a freshman in college in Asian coutries,majoring in Korean.when in high school,I did very well in English classes that i decided to choose a foreign language college to study in.And i did.I got enrolled into xi‘an international studies university.in college i chose Korean.so for me ,the ideal job would be a traslater or a interpreter.
• China
12 Mar 10
Hi 1990,of course I expect to be an professional manager in supply chain management by doing work of sales,customer service,logistics and so on.kindly remind if you want to get reply from the owner of topic you should better choice topics which started not far away from today...have a nice day in mylot
• Australia
3 Apr 10
Judging by your post, your english is VERY good so that is probably a good aim. And Greentea is right, it's better to respond to discussions that are more recent. I didn't even realize that your response was here till I had a look at my own posts. Mylot didn't even notify me that I had a new response... probably because the post is so old. I usually go to the most popular posts or posts by my mylot friends.
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
hi, It's funny how you and I have the same career choice lol... I dreamed of being an archaeologist myself when I was in grade school because I love history and I love adventure but then my parents told me that would be a hand to mouth job so I decided I would become a lawyer...my parents think that is a nasty job and never allowed me to set foot in law school... I loved watching Samantha Brown in travel and living and though I wanna get paid going to places all over the world and I still seriously want to but don't know how or where to apply... now I'm looking for online jobs and building my own website soon.
• Australia
4 Apr 10
The thing that stopped me pursuing archaeology was exactly what you mentioned. There is only any money in it if you find something... you can do years of work for little or no return, having to find funding to continue projects and start projects etc. Though it would be fascinating I figured it probably wasn't profitable enough.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Feb 09
it is true(atleast in my case() that my goals kept on changing ,asi grew up.atfirst,i wanted to be a doctor(which i managed to become),now i just want to enjoy the company of my kids,so i am a housewife,in future,i plan to work via the internet. happy posting.
• Australia
3 Apr 10
Working online is a great aim. You can make a lot of money that way. I'm still working a 'day job' but currently also earn about $300 per month online also (lots of little things, no really big earners. Mylot would have to be one of the best.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
8 May 08
when i was a child my dream is to become a doctor to help sick people and also my family but when i reached high school my career view was change i want to become a marine engineer to travel different place by sea but before i graduate from high school suddenly i change it and take up metallurgical engineer but i spent only 3 years on the course. i got a job related to my course in a gold processing plant, after 6 years i resigned because i have another point of view about successful career it's about doing business. i enrolled bs entrepreneurship and i am now 3rd year. lately i am more addicted to online money making. this is my best career now.
• Australia
9 May 08
Yes I agree. Earning online is the best career now. I'm looking forward to the day when I can quit my day job.
4 May 08
The ideal career for me would be freelance writer. It is something I have taken the first steps into during the last 18 months. It's hard work and very challenging, but I love the creative process and am filled with determination and ambition that I will be successful in my endeavours. I believe anyone can achieve what they set their heart on, even though it may not be achievable quickly.
• Australia
5 May 08
Well, you've come to a good place if you like writing. Not that you earn much for contributing here but it helps to hone your writing skills. I am a wannabe writer myself. Have had plenty of things published but never for pay. I have a childrens book that I need to tweak before submission. If you like writing perhaps you would like the site that a close friend of mine has created. www.writer2writer.com The site has lots of resources on writing for just about any genre, there are some great ebooks there. She has several free mailing lists where you can enroll for specific courses. You can even learn to use your writing skills to earn by writing for magazines, ezines and periodicals. It's a fantastic site for writers.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
4 May 08
As a child, I wanted to be an artists but changed to a cartoonist. During the time I was in high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do but after I graduated, I chose web design and took a ten month course on it at a technical school but lost interest and moved onto game design. Now that I learned about making money online, the thing that I now want to become is not a game designer but an internet marketer. I want the lifestyle of working for myself from my home and making five figures a month.
• Australia
5 May 08
You sound a lot like my 18 year old daughter. When it comes to academic studies she really struggles but artistically she is extremely talented. I remember a few years ago she went in a competition for the zoo. She had to create a poster for the amphibian exhibit using only three colours (besides black and white). Out of over 6000 entries statewide she was one of only 30 finalists. She now creates anime cartoons online. Perhaps you could actually combine your talent with your desire for marketing by creating a website where you sell graphics or prints that you have created. With all the people wanting an online business these days there is a huge demand for web graphics and if you can provide something unique you could easily make a living from it.