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What is your current profession in life?

Whether you're in school, an aspiring makeup artist, an edgy hairstylist, a stay-at-home-super mom, the 9-5 desk junky, runnning around in your scrubs, or ya just don't know yet...what is your current occupation in life? *If you list school, please share what degree you're working toward* Everybody feel free to list pointers and opinions. This isn't a thread about who is better, what is better, and how it is better. This is about what differences we are making in life Smiley Happy

 

 

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I can give this tidbit- I do a lot of graphical design even though I never went to school for it.  A lot of having a good eye comes from practice- and can be learned even without formal training.

 

That said, I was always creative growing up and (duh) love to experiment with my makeup, nails, etc.

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I agree, we are relatively similar. Always had an "eye" for graphic design. That's how I got started at the company I currently work for actually.

 

Eat, breathe, and sleep Adobe Smiley Wink

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Its great to see what everyone does the rest of the day  I really feel like I know some of you Smiley Happy  

 

Oddly enough, my background doesnt have too much to do with makeup at all!  I started off in Early Childhood Development and wanted to be somewhere in education for young children.  About 90% through, I realized that even though I love kids, the demands were much too hard when I had my own baby to care for & had to decline a few opportunities.  

 

Right after, I found myself a Kaiser Permanente, credentialing physicians prior to bringing them on to care for patients.  I have about 6 years of experience in the medical-ish field Smiley Happy

 

Throughout the years, I've freelanced as a MUA & obtained my makeup cert.  When it was available, I jumped at the opportunity to work for Sephora... now here I am!

 

I do plan on taking some classes this fall, just not sure what for yet Smiley Sad  Possibly some Marketing & Business courses.  Sigh... school.

 

xo, Mia

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It's definitely intense working and going to school, and I'm sure it'll be crazier for you than I since you have a little one! But it'll definitely be worth it if that's what you hope for! Smiley Happy

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This is a very interesting topic, I love hearing about others lives.

I'm in my last semester of university going for a biology & psychology double major.  Right now I work as a TA teaching BIO 103 labs -introductory biology for non-health professions. I start medical school this fall. 

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Good luck with medical school! And congratulations!

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This is a cool topic! I'm currently a senior in high school. I graduate on June 23. I am going to college for Accounting and doing the MBA program so I have my Bachelor's and Master's degrees by age 22 instead of 25, 26 or 27. 

 

I don't want to be an accountant for the rest of my life and sit at a desk from 9-5 working all day everyday. Maybe for a little bit of time. I like to do fun things during the day, move about and socialize with people and work hard at the same time. I can't sit still for long periods of time. It's too difficult. But I do want that MBA degree under my belt though.

 

Eventually I want to become a licensed MUA and nail tech. I want to start off by freelancing a little bit then if I get the chance to, I want to work for either Sephora or MAC as a MUA ( I love both but I'm leaning more toward Sephora) to build my resume and work my way up. For the nail tech part I would like to do that on my own time. I eventually want to have my own cosmetic company and beauty salon when I'm older.  Maybe based in New York or LA, I don't know.

 

My parents don't approve of the whole MUA /nail tech/company/salon dream of mine. They have an extreme distaste of it. They're just mad because I don't want to be a doctor like everyone else in my family is.

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Thats a really good plan you have. I wish i had just gone to college after graduating, But i was no where near ready to leave, and I had high ambitions and it would take years and years to do what i want to do, So i decided to try Cosmetology, get a good job then college so i have a way to make a living while in school! My parents didn't completely like my plan, My whole family didn't like it! No one in my family has gone to college and i was the smart one who alwasy had A's and did so well, so my parents were alittle upset. But in the end, they love me, and support any decision i make. I'm sure your family will learn to accept your choices.

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The only person in my family that supports my dreams is the my uncle who is the elder of my dad's twin brothers. He watched me do my aunt's makeup and nails and loves the ideas I have in my special notebook that I want to do when I become a  MUA. He is a certified hair stylist but he is also a scientist too. I don't get to see him often, maybe once every two or three years but I text him and talk to him on the phone all the time.

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I'm a office manager/nursing do all in a dermatologist office given the fact I'm trying very hard and have been trying to break away for a very loong time because we have gotten to the point in life where I don't have to work now,but I can't seem to hire anyone that he likes. I've been with them for 12 years almost 13 in June so it's not that easy just to walk away. Not sure how it's gonna end.

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Also don't forget that Drrragon,MoreGun and myself are about to be in business...>.<

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@arielaaaaaaaa- Don't ever let anyone back you into a corner and make you quit what you love doing. Be strong and show them your great and can do just as good as them or even better.

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Aw Thanks BeautyLovingGirl. I've tried not to let it get me down, but maybe in a few years i'll have better luck.

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I am a 3rd year full time college student majoring in Bio and i have a part time in a Dental office! Nothing to do with makeup what so ever.. but I love it!

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Ohhh bio! That was me a few years back! Best of luck! I know it drove me crazy sometimes but was worth it in the end! :-)

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@kimmi1115- You should definitely be a nail tech. I'm sure that you would wiz right through school on that. And I'm the same way I have always got to be doing something I can't stand to just sit still. It drivezz me crazzzySmiley Tongue

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It's good to know there are others who just simply can't sit still lol.  My fiance calls me a Ferret because of it lol.  The only time I'm still is when I fall asleep on the couch, but I think Ferrets sleep more than I do lol.

 

Thanks!  There's a beauty school in the same city as the college I'm currently attending, so you never know!

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I'm in my third year at University. I'm majoring in bio and minor in psych. Not sure exactly what I want to do with that...

 

I'm also a recpetionist at a chiropractic office and I coach softball!

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Good luck! There is so much you can can do with a bio background :-) I felt the same way when I was in school too. You will figure it out as you go! :-)

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Re - Kimmi on CJ degree -

I actually became interested in Criminal Justice while I was working as a Personal Banker.  Every so often I'd catch onto some Fraud but rarely got to do anyting with it.  I loved unraveling the puzzle and hated forwarding what I'd found onto the Fraud dept. and just leaving it with them.  Smiley Sad

 

I initially planned to go into Fraud with degrees and CJ and Finance but I've always loved Psychology.  Degrees in CJ and Psych would be great for careers like Probation or Parole Officer so we'll see where I go with that!

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That is awesome!  And funny, too, because Lanndan is going into business/accounting.  If he decides to go on to his bachelor's after working a while, he said he would probably minor in CJ. It would have been awesome if the Fraud department allowed you to help since you were the one who discovered it.  Without you, they may not have caught it in time.

 

I've always thought the forensics side of it was really interesting, and not just because of the CSI type shows.  I've read a few forensic books, especially ones on the Body Farm at UT in Knoxville.  

 

 

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I'm a student who's graduating in May!! I'll be graduating with a bachelor's in psychology... but as far as profession goes... I am a part-time developmental therapist. I work with children with cognitive impairments and I love my job!

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I'm one of those running around in scrubs... ER nurse Smiley Happy

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Oh wow, props to you!! I'm sure you see a lot of intense stuff!

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Thanks! It is intense, but I love my job and wouldn't change it for the world! Smiley Happy

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