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    Not sure if this is posted in the correct place, but I'm curious.

    ESTP's, are any of you very satisfied with your current career, and if so, what is it? Have you found something you're really passionate about and enjoy? (Or, is there something you want to do in the future, career-wise?)

    How did you decide, and what do you like best about what you do?

    If you hate your job and you'd like to tell me why, I'm interested in that conversation, too.
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    My career has not started yet, since I am currently an undergraduate.
    I am however very dissatisfied with the career options that my degree offers and this is why I will start a second degree. I am working on saving money to afford to pay for a second one, because I don't want to give up the first degree.

    As to how I decided, it was a rash decision based on what I liked and on the fact that everybody actively encouraged me to go for it. I should have known better though. Too bad I didn't think about the future I really wanted, fact which now has me very frustrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by une_autre View Post
    My career has not started yet, since I am currently an undergraduate. I am however very dissatisfied with the career options that my degree offers and this is why I will start a second degree. I am working on saving money to afford to pay for a second one, because I don't want to give up the first degree.

    As to how I decided, it was a rash decision based on what I liked and on the fact that everybody actively encouraged me to go for it. I should have known better though. Too bad I didn't think about the future I really wanted, fact which now has me very frustrated.
    Do you mind being more specific? Are you dissatisfied with the amount of money your first degree would allow you to earn, or do you think the type of job you're qualified to get will be unsatisfying/boring, etc? If you based your degree on something you like, and others encouraged you, why do you consider it a rash decision? Why will the second degree be better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiley45 View Post
    Do you mind being more specific? Are you dissatisfied with the amount of money your first degree would allow you to earn, or do you think the type of job you're qualified to get will be unsatisfying/boring, etc? If you based your degree on something you like, and others encouraged you, why do you consider it a rash decision? Why will the second degree be better?
    I do think that studying Physics (which is one of my greatest passions) will not bring me the financial situation that I would dream of. Neither do I think that, despite liking the subject a lot, the job that I could get with it would suit my taste. What I am ultimately searching for is a balance between earnings and enjoyment of what I am doing and my point is that I highly doubt that this degree will bring me such a balance.

    I say it was a rash decision because I was not convinced of this till the end, but nor was I convinced that I wanted to do something else. So even after all the thinking, I was not 100% sure that I wanted to this. I still think that it is way too early to decide what your future career is going to be at 18 years old, that's why I don't have many regrets for choosing this, as I have had the opportunity to think about what my future aims are.

    In addition, I was greatly disappointed with the quality of teaching - not at my university only, but generally in this country. I feel not challenged enough - certainly not at my level of intelligence.

    As for the second degree, I am actually weighing the pros and cons of more choices and I will wait another year before going for it. This time I really want to make sure that I take into account the future as well and decide whether I want to stay in this country or not.

    (sorry if my phrases are a bit odd, since it is 4AM here and I really need to sleep)

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    I don't know about the UK, but a Bachelor of Science in almost any subject is more broadly employable vs. a Bachelor of Arts.

    With General B.Sc. in Physics:
    Teaching - high school and elementary. The current shortage of teachers trained in the physical sciences is likely to continue for several years.
    Laboratory Technician - in government or industry.
    A range of technical jobs - radiation monitoring, electrical power plant operator, scientific instrument operator
    Meteorology (the study of weather) - proceed to Diploma programme or graduate study
    Computer programming in industry (e.g. aircraft design)
    Salesperson for technical instruments
    Self-employment - electronics/computer development, contracting for installation of acoustic insulation.
    Continue to Law degree - e.g. industrial patents.
    Proceed to Honours Degree

    If it were me I'd finish with Physics if that's what I really loved.

    Everything else usually comes out in the wash.

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    Major: Undergrad=Management Information Systems; Grad=Public Administration

    Job: Senior Database Analyst, Technical Lead for New Projects/Program Development, Project Manager

    Prospective Career: Health Care Policy Consultant specializing in public health project implementation

    Of course if I could anything I wanted, I would be a bodybuilder, DJ, and gourmet chef, and freelance poet /musician...slightly different than what I fell into!!!
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    I am an INFP, but my better half is an ESTP and he is a firefighter (I do volunteer) and he loves it. He says that he feels like he is doing something with his life.

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    I work in the technology industry, and ESTPs own sales engineering. Technical understanding plus making product demonstrations. The INTPs sit quietly in cubes writing code, the ESTPs tell the world what they've done.

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