Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What do I want to be when I grow up…..

That is a very good question. I have no idea. Poor John has been out looking for a job & as we are the #1 or #2 state in the country with the highest unemployment you can imagine how well this has gone.

So that has gotten me to thinking what do I want to do really. Not what I am doing I can assure you, but seeing as it is paying the bills I can’t complain too much. When I first started college out of high school my major was Fashion Design & Merchandising. I wanted to be a buyer for a line of clothing stores then maybe someday design my own lines of cloths. Then the college canceled my program & I got discouraged. So I flipped around trying to figure out what to do seeing as my 75% credits didn’t transfer to another program & there wasn’t another college in the area offering it to transfer to. I ended up getting burned out as I was working full time already & have yet to finish.

I have always wanted to finish my degree, but wasn’t sure what direction to go in. I thought maybe I would see if there wasn’t one of those career test things on line just to see what it might have to say. First off most of them I found you have to pay for. I did find a couple free ones, but the first one was free to see a teaser of the results. To see what it really said you had to pay. Uh I don’t think so.

Then I found this one: www.projectcareer.com

I am not totally sold that it isn’t there just to promote the programs of it’s sponsors but here is what it had to say based on my answers.

These are the top four career matches for me:

TV Broadcaster
Sports Correspondent
Public Relations Manager
Multimedia Video Editor

Agriculture and forestry industry *:Agricultural worker
Forest and conservation worker
Forest and conservation technician

Visual Arts**:
Graphic Designer
Art Director
Sketch artist

Natural scientific research and development services industry***:
Medical Scientist
Aerospace Research Scientist

Ok so based on these results I am totally screwed. It is suggesting I should either work in a cut throat industry, a dying industry, a starving industry or one that I have no interest in. Fabulous! That was so helpful! Pretty much now I just feel like a bigger loser than I did before I took the damn test.

Thanks a big heaping pile of poo there Project Career!

*Employment in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry is projected to decline 11 percent over the 2004-2014 period.

** (Have I mentioned that I went to an arts high school? Give you one guess what department I was in.)
Employment of artists and related workers is expected to grow about as fast as average (14%) for all occupations through the year 2014. However, the competition for jobs is expected to be keen for both salaried and freelance jobs in all specialties, because the number of qualified workers exceeds the number of available openings. Also, because the arts attract many talented people with creative ability, the number of aspiring artists continues to grow.

*** What the frig? I don’t know where this came from at all, but I have no desire to work as a lab tech. I am glad that people do but I would not be good at it.


capello said...

wow. they really *narrowed* down your options there.

beki said...

Oh boy, what fun. A few years ago I took a bunch of tests, even paid money for them, and here I still sit at my same job. I still do not know what I want to do when I grow up, so you are not alone.

Rebecca said...

but PR might be fun. it's sort of what you're doing with your blog, no?
and the last one, well, that's such a growing industry. even though i have no interest in all that biotech mess either i've thought about taking classes/earning a science degree to move in that direction. not likely though. have too many other fun things, like reading blogs, occupying my time!