help me pick a new career

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  1. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

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    I'm twenty four. I never went to post secondary school. I moved to a shitty little town in the middle of the praries for a job that pays fairly well for somebody in my position. But I've been here two years and I hate my job.
    My parents say I should go to school and learn something. My dad has mentioned becoming and lawyer but I don't know if there's a law school in town. I don't really want to move because we (and we're getting married next year) bought a house and this is just about the only place in Canada we could afford one. I've thought about accounting and he says I could made some good money doing that.
    What else is there that I'm not thinking of? I'd rather not have to do eight more years of school. I've got an IQ in the 150s. I'd also like to live comfortably in a house with a dedicated HT featuring a 100 inch HDFPTV.
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  2. PatrickM

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    Accounting isn't bad since you can work across a broad base of industries but it can get boring. If you get your CA there are a lot of options though.
    Since your into HT why don't you look at Electrical Engineering. If you have an IQ of 150 you won't have problem with multi-variable differential calculus and they keep saying that Canada will have a lack of technology workers in the next years to come. (That's if Nortel stops laying off 10K people at a time.)
    Then there's IT related things from managing information services to programming as well as Cisco Certified Internet Engineers.
    Hope this helps,
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  3. AaronNWilson

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    If you don't wanna go back to school for a long time, why don't you learn a trade and get some money behind you. Then you could look at maybe buying some property. Calgary would be an excellent place to buy property right now because of the explosive boom there. Your property values can only go up. Then maybe you could sell some of that property in 5 years and make a tidy profit. Then you could buy several houses and put renters into them. Maybe you could sell of one of the houses and get a good investor to invest it in stocks. (actually bin laden seems to think the stock market is a great idea right now).
    If we knew what kind of things you were interested in, it would be easier to give a more specific job description. Or maybe you just wanna make money [​IMG].
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  4. SteveA

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    How about pursuing a career in something that really interests and inspires you? You'll probably be a lot happier if you do something you truly love and don't let money be your sole motivation. You've already said that you currently have a fairly well-paying job that you hate. Don't fall into the same trap again.
    Besides, with an IQ in the 50's, you should be able to do just about anything you set your mind to! [​IMG]
     
  5. MikeF

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    There are reputable law schools in Edmonton and Calgary. Law school itself takes 3 years (plus an articling year, but I won't count that), and you can only begin law school after having completed 3 years of an undergraduate degree. This means you're 6 years away from completing law school. For what it's worthy, though, you wouldn't be unlike a typical incoming law school student; at UBC Law, the average age is about 27.
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  6. Jeremy Illingworth

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    The biggest problem is I don't know what I would like to do. I would like to direct b movies, but that's not going to happen right now. Investors don't like my plan: Give me money and I'm going to make a crappy movie.
    I thought of accounting because its relatively quick, I can do it without moving and it pays well. The problem with most trades is I'm crippled up from car accidents (one on foot; one in car) and can't do lots of hard labour. I did go to automotive paint school but the only thing I learned is that paint is so poisonous that you should pay somebody else to do it.
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