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#1 treetree

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

I'm currently studying, and hope to be finished in the next two (maybe three) years. Then I will either go into specialised study or begin working. My youngest will be close to starting school then. I am not super young, and I have no real experience. I've pretty much been raising children since I was an adult. BUT, I hope to still end up working in an area I enjoy!

So, if you could choose, ignoring wages, or part of the country/world, what would you ideal job be? It's got to be something that exists.

I'm studying Modern History in a Bachelor of Arts, and choosing a few varied electives, such as Languages and Anthropology and English to keep it varied. At the moment I think the job I would love to have would be a museum curator.

#2 OneProudMum

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

A set stylist for our local magazine would do me just fine!!

#3 Expelliarmus

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I want to be a teacher!

#4 MuppetGirl

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

I want to be a midwife. It is what I have always wanted to be despite the average wages and shift work.

I am currently working towards my goal, I am midway through a nursing degree to become an RN and when I start working I am going to do my post grad degree in midwifery.

#5 Flutter Bug

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

I want to make the props on Play School. It is my dream job, really!

#6 MoonPie

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

I'm doing it - Midwifery. I can't wait to branch into areas which suit me more original.gif

#7 i-candi

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm starting my dream job in a couple of weeks - full time, permanent teacher aide (SLSO) on an IS/IO class. My dream.

I've had sooooo many teachers telling me that I should become a teacher but I'm happy where I am, making a difference where I think it matters. I help kids to fulfil their potential original.gif It's so rewarding.

I have always wanted to be a nurse, I think I like helping people  biggrin.gif

#8 Ianthe

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

Case Management/Social Work. Close to finishing a Diploma in Community Services and then probably uni after that while working. I volunteer in that industry now and love it.

#9 *Ker*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

A criminal profiler for the FBI.

Yeah, that ain't never gonna happen...


#10 mollybot

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Artist.

I'm doing it.

Dream job - teaching in Italy biggrin.gif biggrin.gif (one of my inspirations did this, in Cortona, no less)

#11 kristylee21

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

my dream is to work at Disney land as one of the characters..... It'll never happen as its on the other side of the world but I can dream

#12 Roxi

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

A scientist - which I am working towards. But with out the financial stress of grants!  dry.gif

#13 bubbalee

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

My dream job would be to work as a doula. When the kids are older I will seriously look into it. It's never going to make my rich but it would bring such joy to my life.

#14 MrsShine

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

I am kind of working my dream job right now - not entirely what I expected but still so, so great! Also similar to a few jobs other people have mentioned on here original.gif I am a stylist/props buyer/maker/sourcer/artist and get to work in the film & TV land of my dreams thanks to DH supporting me original.gif it des sound magical and often is but is also a very hard road with lots of knock backs and disappointments but which life isn't? I am a very lucky girl!

#15 mez70

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

I have worked at it and will hopefully go back to it when my youngest is as school.

School Integration Aide.. I so love helping assist kids to reach their potential, to help them achieve their goals, to be included and receive the basic human right to education. I love sharing those break through moments. I have a DD who has has additional needs and I worked with her, by her for many years and through that found my true passion and calling. It was a gift I was so lucky to have been given.

I will be working on Further Education as well and will be aiming to get Cert 4 in Education Support and maybe eventually Diploma, I did think of going into Special Ed teaching but I don't think I am cut out for the politics behind the scenes etc of teaching, plus at 42 by the time I got through the study etc required and qualified in a family friendly way I would be looking at being a grad teacher in my late 40's early 50's.. I truly cannot wait to get back into the classroom.


#16 R2B2

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Midwifery. I was going to apply for next year, but my husband keeps reminding me that I cant cope with needles.

Edited by R2B2, 14 January 2013 - 10:25 PM.


#17 AprilEthereal

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Yoga teacher and therapist.

#18 josh2003

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Property developer. I would love to buy old houses and renovate them for a profit.

#19 Fillyjonk

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

If I had my time again I would be a pharmacist... Yeah, okay, weird.

#20 Eileithyia

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

Forensic Scientist!

One day..

#21 ms flib

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

I think I'm doing it but it's hard to just pick one thing!

I'm an academic but would also like to be a science communicator, radio presenter and a full time artist.

#22 IamAuntyA

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

I am doing one of my dream jobs, the more realistic one...I'm a midwife. Ive wanted to be one since I was little. When I was about 8 I told my mum I want to make my own babies and help other women get their babies original.gif

My kind of unrealistic dream job is to be a criminal psychologist.



QUOTE (R2B2 @ 14/01/2013, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Midwifery. I was going to apply for next year, but my husband keeps reminding me that I cant cope with needles.



R2B2 You don't have to do to much 'needle work' thats what the anesthesiologists are for original.gif

#23 mummabubba

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

Chief Information Officer.  That's why I'm starting my MBA this year.

#24 Aspiring2BaGiraffe

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Photographer - specifically one that photographs sports.  You know the ones that sit around the edge of the field taking action shots? (and sometimes getting taken out by the sweaty, good looking footy players)

#25 ~mouse~

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Well, part of me wants to own a little book store... but do people really buy books any more? I'm thinking those poky little corner bookstores that smells of books, comfy lounges and perhaps tea & coffee.

But DH told me I was being silly and it wasn't feasible (always pragmatic that one).

So.... my other idea was to be a full-time artist and perhaps author. I'm working on it wink.gif




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