I'm a new COTHer so sorry if this topic has been done before. I was wondering what everyone does for a job on here??
I'm currently in school but I have a part time job. I work in retail which isn't the most fun! lol
But anyway, I'm going to school for Psychology and trying to get a minor in criminal justice. I really want to work in forensics but any aspect of psychology where I can help people is my ultimate goal.
The more complicated answer is that I'm a historical documentary editor -- and that doesn't mean that I edit documentaries. I locate, digitize, transcribe, and annotate historical documents. In actuality I spend large portions of my day staring at, creating, and fixing XML code.
ETA: predictably, my degrees are in history. Unpredictably, they're in Renaissance/Early Modern Europe and Early American. Even as a student, I had no clue what I'd be doing with those degrees. Actually, when I chose my major, I didn't even know the job I have existed.
I am a Service Coordinator in the oil and gas industry. I read emails and reports all day and look for potential paperwork problems. Simply put, I try to keep Field Operations, Sales, Supply Chain and Billing all on the same page so we can send the customer an invoice they will pay without hesitation.
I am a claims assistant (CA) for an Insurance Company.
I send people nasty notes explaining why we aren't going to pay for their treatment and then I set up Drs appt from a third party company, having the claimants go for an assessment. Its a very negative type job but I have alcohol to ease the passing
I studied to be a Chef heehee
if you havent fallen off a horse….then you havent been ridin long enough
Accountant. Well, baby accountant. I work for the controller, I get to do all the simple stuff while he gets to show me how he gets to do the more exciting stuff
Finishing a Bachelor's in Accounting next year, heading into a MAcc right after. I am eying a PhD, we will see. I like what you get to research; it's a mix of management, economics, stats, and accounting.
I also have a braiding business that has gotten too big for its britches
The Knotted Pony
Proud and upstanding member of the Snort and Blow Clique.
Actually, I'm a Sales & Marketing Director for a small housewares company.
ETA: Went to school for Music Business & Marketing and had originally aspired to get my JD and go into Entertainment Law or be an Agent. Got distracted/decided to take some time off and ride horses/wanted to start making money and ended up here.
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I find that a ducks opinion of me is very much influenced over whether or not I have bread. Ducks love bread but they do not have the capability to buy a loaf. Thats the biggest joke on the duck ever.
I am currently a fingerprint technician. Tenprint, not latent (i.e., I don't do forensics/CSI type work), lots of staring at a screen and hunching over a magnifier comparing sets of prints. We search and ID prints for both criminal arrests and regulatory licensing agencies.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
lies with in us. - Emerson
I am a chemist and work for a small pharmaceutical company helping to develop new medicines. Specifically I help design/discover/develop new molecules that are suitable for use as medications and develop the appropriate formulation for delivery (oral, i.v., etc.).
Environmental and cultural resource compliance for the Federal government.
ETA so I can identify w/Kadenz...my history degree was with an emphasis in modern European. It's served me well. I went to a liberal arts college, so no minors, but had enough hours for a minor in government and biology.
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I'm a trainer now, but I have been a freelance journalist, a staff writer, a website content manager, and the communications director for a small environmental consulting firm. This is also not my first go round doing the horses: I've run a children's riding school, managed a BNT barn, taught, rode, groomed, and done breeding/foaling.
I have a degree in communications with a specialization in public relations and political communication with a minor in Film and media criticism.
My current career aspiration is idle millionaire, we'll see how that goes.