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I was wondering what other members of VeggieBoards do for a living career-wise? I am not happy with my job right now, I have a college degree in Psychology, and I have made one of my resolutions to finally come up with a long-term career plan I can live with. I would even consider going back to school for the right field, although I have been very flighty with my ideas over the last few years. For a while I was in grad school getting my MSW, but I dropped out.<br><br><br><br>
I have thought of tons of different fields, but in the end I always feel guilty for not doing something that helps animals in some way. On the other hand, I don't think my heart could take a lot of the jobs helping animals like humane officers or working for a shelter or anything.<br><br><br><br>
So what do you all do and what are some ideas for directly or indirectly helping animals?
 

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I'm a technical writer. It doesn't help animals or the environment directly (I'm vegetarian for primarily environmental reasons), but it pays well which allows me to make better choices, like insulating my house, buying organic food and clothing, and buying fair trade products where possible.<br><br><br><br>
I also like that it's relatively close to my house (5 km) so I don't have to own a car and I can walk or bus to work.
 

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Right now I am in Cosmetolgy school but since I'm almost done and have been doing services on the clinic floor for over a year I usually tell people I'm a Hair Stylist. After this I am going on to "real" college to eventually be a Lawyer.........I think.<br><br><br><br>
I feel guilty as well that I'm not doing more in the area of A/R. I know being vegan does a lot but I want to do more. It's just difficult being in the part of Wisconsin that I'm in to do anything or have any kind of effect.
 

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I actually started a new job today. I train homeless shelter staff to use a government database system for tracking and reporting on their clients.
 

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I'm a full time student at a local college, majoring in social services and English. I don't work but am seeking work at the local health food store where I buy all my Vegan goodies. I have worked as a dog groomer, vet tech, and kennel hand before at a boarding kennel. Too much physical labor and terrible pay caused me to give the pet industry up.
 

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I'm an RN, currently working in a state psychiatric hospital. This means we lock up people who might otherwise hurt animals (and many have).
 

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<<cares for kiddos at a college nursery
 

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I am unemployed right now (I got laid off) but I am (was) currently a computer programmer. Before that I worked at a zoo as zoo keeper and also at a cat shelter. I also have a Cosmetology degree and I worked as a hair dresser for many years.<br><br><br><br>
I am thinking of going back to zoo or wildlife rehab work so I can work with endangered animals again. I miss the animals. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I changed my mind about 5 times this semester in college. I finally settled on getting an Associate's in Early Childhood Education. I'm going to be a preschool teacher. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Ultimate goal: work at Farm Sanctuary, hopefully have one of my own someday.<br><br><br><br>
To BestFaceForward: Good luck coming up with a new career plan. It's never too late to switch it up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Some ideas for working with animals - helping at animal shelters, rescue work, animal care at a sanctuary, etc... You could always volunteer in your spare time, too!
 

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Newspaper reporter in a semi-rural Ohio county.
 

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I'm a manager at a dinner theatre and I love it. I'm officially the Box Office Manager, but I'm working in all the different departments right now so I can get experience in the whole operation so when we open our new locations, I can move up to senior management.<br><br><br><br>
I have a degree in Sociocultural Anthropology, which has come in handier in buisness than you might think.<br><br><br><br>
I'm also taking online grad classes in Project Management right now.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I just recently started a new job at the University of Oklahoma. I'm a staff assistant in the department of Modern Languages, which is also the department I got my B.A. in Spanish from.</span>
 

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I guess I could be called a professional student at this point, though my employers might have another word for it. I get a job doing something I want to learn about, let them pay me to learn it, and then I bugger off and do something else when I've gained enough knowledge to be a really productive employee. I highly reccommend this line of work.<br><br><br><br>
I've recently located a job so mindless and simple that it is possible to work on a completely unrelated skill while simultaneously performing all of the required tasks. I'm very excited about this opportunity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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