who chose your profession?you?or other family members?

Philippines
January 20, 2007 3:14am CST
my passion was law...i studied political science but did not finished my first sem...the reason is that my aunt and mom two of the people financing my studies convinced me to study nursing...and so i did(but with protest)i finished nursing and got my license(as a working student)my intent was to help my family...i did helped them...but after 8 years of practice as a nurse...my passion for the study of law came back so i studied law on daytime while working as a nurse on night time...i finished my studies and im now waiting for the result of the Bar exams(WISH ME LUCK GUYS)...how about you...who choose for you?
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• United States
21 Jan 07
I chose the first thing I went to college for, Information Technology. After that did not go how I planned, my mother encourged me to go back to school for education. I am now almost finished with my graduate degree and will be teaching the beginning of the next school year. Good Luck on your exams....
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
thank you sweets9900 for the reply and your encouraging remarks...i also wish you good luck on your chosen profession.peace!
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
Good to you pal. Basically, my passion goes with law also, but I was discouraged by my parents so I pursue Engineering instead. I am now an Engineer by profession. I can't really say that my family chose my profession, they've been one of the factors of my chosen career right now. I don't have regrets though, because I am now appreciating my career even though I am a girl.
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
thanks for the reply...you know honestly if i had the means to support my studies and a re assurance that my first chosen course(political science which is a pre law course)would bring money for my family i would have continued...but i didnt have a choice that time...anyway thanks for your opinion...peace!(shalom)
21 Jan 07
My passion was for acting so i did a degree in acting/theatre but it was much more contemporary than I wanted and I had to financy my way through, so by the end of it I was disheartened with theatre and was in debt so I needed to get a job. Im now studying operating department practice (similar to theatre nursing) which im really enjoying and hopefully I will graduate from that in 2008. Then, my plan is to pay off my debts and then I may be able to combine agency acting with agency odp or marry a nice doctor who will pay for the bills whilst I pursue acting. My other ideas at the moment are to train as a non-medical anaesthetist, im still young and thinking things over!
@sbernama (47)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 07
my profession has and will always be my own decision, but i could not deny the guide and advise rendered by family members
@kingadnan (1540)
• Pakistan
20 Jan 07
Wel i have a right to choose my profession, i like to be a software engineer, so i will like to become a software professional. thanks
20 Jan 07
my family wanted me to go into forensic science or something along them lines something i was allways good at when younger i decided to go into mechanics (which i turned out to be even better at) i probebley dont make as much money at it as i would have with something along the science/doctor lines but ide rather do the thing that makes me happy they did support me after a while
• India
20 Jan 07
actually from my high school i have decided my profession and its never diturbed by any of my family members... so i just enjoy my life on selecting my own careers...
@imrajesh (1967)
• India
20 Jan 07
i have chosen my profession and i don't allow anyone else to do that. i have taken my major decisions but i do talk to my parents and take their suggestions b4 i decide anything in my life. after all they r my lifeline. i m pursuing engineering and currently i m final year.