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Career Day

Posted by on September 18, 2007

I got this from
1. Go to Career Cruising,
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their “Career Matchmaker” questions.
4. Post the top 40 results (This used to say twenty but I decided not to do that.)
5. Put the careers you have seriously considered in bold

First off, I have SERIOUSLY considered less than five careers in my life. I am bolding all the ones I’ve considered at all.

Secondly, most of these options I consider an insult to my intelligence. This test thinks I should be a maytag repairman.

1.Industrial Engineer After I read the description for this I realized I have considered something like it before.

2.Mechanical Engineering Tech

3.Agricultural Engineer

4.Mechanical Engineer

5.Aerospace Engineer I want to design spaceships.

6.Race Car Mechanic

7.Small Engine Mechanic

8.Biomedical Engineer

9.Aircraft Mechanic

10.Automobile Mechanic

11.Diesel Mechanic

12.Motorcycle Mechanic

13.Project Manager Logistics interest me. I have talked to a few people with this job, and it sounds neat.

14.Mining Engineer

15.Appliance Repairer

16.Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Tech

17.Electronics Repairer

18.Engineering Tech

19.Astronaut Now we’re talking. I wish this were higher on the list.

20.Computer Engineer

21.Millwright conceptually at least, this job is similar to what my dad did, as are many of the jobs in this list, fwiw.

22.Industrial Machinery Mechanic

23.Electrical Engineer

24.Elevator Installer and Repairer

25.Materials / Metallurgical Engineer

26.Stationary Engineer

27.Petroleum Engineer

28.Electronics Engineering Tech

29.Electrical Engineering Tech


This is the only career on the list I have actually considered seriously, with perhaps the exception of Computer Engineer.

31.Avionics Tech


33.Office Machine Repairer RUJK

34.Chemical Engineer

35.Industrial Engineering Tech There are a number of jobs in the engineering spectrum that get bandied about by calculus professors when they are suggesting lines of work for their students. This is because almost nobody needs calculus except engineers. Sad but true.

36.Locksmith I want to learn to pick locks. I would love to make upwards of $50 for less than ten minutes work. Other than that I don’t really see myself doing this professionally.

37.Optical / Ophthalmic Lab Technician

38.Computer Support Person Like many of my friends, I have done this job for free a certain amount already.


40.Pilot once told me that beyond just competence and proficiency, one of the main attributes they cultivate in pilots is cockiness. The reason is that if you are cocky, you are less likely to waste precious time mulling over your options in a crisis. Piloting requires decisive action. That’s why so many pilots are dicks.

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