How old were you when you figured out what you wanted to be ( as in career ) ?

@LadyBoss (253)
United States
March 18, 2010 3:06pm CST
Im 20 and I just figured it out that I want to be a physical therapist right now im researching a bunch of colleges, I cant wait to go back to school :) How old were you when you figured out what you wanted to be ? Have you always known ?
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I don't remember exactly. Once I figured out what I want to be, but somehow life has so many turns, and I become something else. I just know that whatever I do as in career, i need to deal with people, I can deal with machine or technical stuff.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
18 Mar 10
oops, typo..I mean I can't deal with just machine all day.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 10
When I was a child I hoped that I would travel when I grew up. I didn't have any idea which career I would do. At secondary school I did well enough to get on a two year course about Business and Finance, Shipping and Transport. I wanted to work in a office for a ship brokers. So my career became container marketing controller. I stayed in that work for two years but then many people were being made redundant. That happened to me too and if was very challenging to find another job. Lots of people stayed unemployed and it was depressing applying for loads of jobs, getting a few interviews and not getting any work. I decided to let out my cottage to get a monthly income and then go traveling around the world. I got a working holiday visa for Australia. I spent over one year on that fantastic journey. I decided to become a primary school teacher. So I did some extra qualifications to go to a university. I did my degree and then I became a teacher. I have taught classes of children up age 3 to 8 years old. I can teach up to age 11 years old. So I am saying that I didn't know what I really wanted to do as my career until I was age 21 years old. It took my years of study and then I became a primary school teacher.
• India
24 Apr 10
Hello i am 64 now, have taught in colleges for 44 years, now retired, i had a desire to be a professor, the most honored and prestigious job since my school days and i have achieved it ultimately.. Thank you so much for this nice discussion,I am late in respondig, cheers God bless you. Prof
@shibham (17025)
• India
20 Mar 10
hi. i think i was 23 then when i have a great ambition to be college teacher, i tried hard and read without break and thus i become a college lecturer today. i think a great ambition always helps to achieve our goals. thanks.
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
I was 14 when I figured out what exactly what I want to be. I want to work abroad and be a model. :)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
i was 16 when i am sure i want to take up psychology. but my father wanted me to become a lawyer and enroll me in political science. it was not my choice of course but as an obedient daughter, i did took up political science. i did not know what will happen with my life with that course, because i am not interested to become a lawyer. and i did not become one. i am now an employee in a government office and happy with my job.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I'm 21 and still working on it. I want to do something political... not running for office, but perhaps a staff member for a politician. I'm majoring in political science, so that would make sense. Whatever I do, I want to be able to make the world a better place, to be able to help those who cannot help themselves. I'm the child of a retired military officer and a soon-to-be pastor. It makes sense, I guess. :P
• United States
18 Mar 10
I'm much older than you and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Then again, I don't plan on ever growing up. LOL. I hope to be a lottery winner. How is that for a plan? No seriously, I studied computer programing in college but am currently working as a marketing cooridantor. I know totally unrelated to my field of study but it pays good and I enjoy it.