What are you planning on doing? (career wise)

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by Sonrise Farm, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    I am plannning on finishing school and going to college and Nursing School for 4 years to become a certified midwife. . . my Grandma want' me to be a nurse, but I couldn't stand 6 years of schooling. And if I don't do midwifery, I'll probably become a journalist atleast. How bout you?
     
  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I was a Veterinary Nurse for 8 years. Now I am an Admin Asst for a college while I am finishing my Bachelors in Social Work. After that I am going to attend BSU for my Master's in Student Affairs.

    I want to work with students to get them off of Welfare and out of the "working America" group to become self sufficient and happy in life.

    Eventually, I want to go back to school and get my DVM. But we will see.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well I have a current "career" but it isnt what I want to do for the rest of my life. I went to school for 2 years for cosmetology. I like it, but my goal is to have a ranch one day.

    My goals with the ranch are not set but some ideas are of course for it to have lots of animals ;)(llamas, alpacas, horses, goats, dogs, cats, you name it I want it) and for it to have a Christian emphasis and to help hurting people or maybe teens or just girls not sure yet. But I want to take in abused goats, dogs, cats, horses etc (hence the name End of the Line).
     
  4. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    Allison I have some words of wisdom for you in regards to your social work degree:

    1. Make sure you continue on with your Masters - I recommend in Clinical SW as it generalizes better to the most areas. I have a BSW and it's absolutely worthless around here.

    2. ***Learn at least one other language*** Spanish at a minimum, preferably Hmong or other Asian language as well.

    3. Do as many internships as you can handle so you have a realistic view of what the field you're interested in is actually like on a day in, day out basis.

    4. When your degree is all said and done, DO NOT take a job funding by soft $ (grants) as those are the first jobs cut when funding is low, and you're likely to be S.O.L. anyway when the grant $ runs out.

    Good luck to you!
     
  5. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    I wanted to do that with Arabs, Stacy . . . start an arab farm and bring in abused/hurting teens and teach them how to ride and stuff. . . I also want to adopt children from Liberia and Haiti (sp?). I am planning on saving a hundred dollars from each goat and puppy I sell to save up for my own farm . . . will take a while . . . but don't all dreams? I'm counting on Dad to send me to college tho . . . hehe, that should be interesting . . .
     
  6. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    MissM -

    Around here they are really good about teaching about clinical and what not. I really don't want to work in the area of welfare or what not - as I want to stay in Higher Education - working at the college. Most 2 year colleges have an Adult Basic Education Center that I want to work in hand with Financial Aid and Advising. I used to do something real close to this - but I want to RUN the program - hehe!
     
  7. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    hey, Allison . . . I was going to go for a vet myself . . . but my mom didn't like the idea so I changed to midwifery . . . :)
     
  8. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Talitha,

    With the economy in the pot - a vet is not the best choice at the moment unless you have a ranch that you will be working specifically for once you graduate.

    The only reason that I want to is just self satisfaction and will not be for a career. I want to specialize in goaties for everyone in the area, and maybe do a little of the "farm cats and dogs" also.
     
  9. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    :thumb: understood. My main reason was doing AI with horses- I wanted a horse farm, but I don't think that's going to happen right now. How is nursing? Anyone know?
     
  10. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I want to go to school to become a large animal vet and get my DVM. I don't plan on doing it for money, I plan on doing it to help animals, and goats especially since there aren't many good goat vets around. If I don't get into vet school, I plan on pursuing some sort of technology career, but its all on a we'll see basis :)
     
  11. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    Hey Sarah, if you get your DVM w/specialty in ruminents, please, please, please, please :pray: move to northern Minnesota! There's NOBODY around here that really knows about goats.

    Our horse vet won't even touch the goats enough to draw blood for CAE/Scrapie testing. :sigh:
     
  12. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

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    Oct 1, 2008
    I already have my career set right here as a Sheperdess on our farm and help taking care of my Grandma once a month whom has Alzheimer's/Dementia though and I did work as a chairside assistant at my Dad's Orthodontic office though but since he's home now since he's retired and only works 6 days a month at his only practice that he has.
     
  13. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    hehehe....my best friend lives up there, I might consider :wink:
     
  14. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    MissMM -

    Do you all have to do scrapie on your goats? I thought that was only for sheep....
     
  15. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    More than likely I will go to Purdue University in Laffayette, In for mixed animal veterinarian. I have planned on doing so since i was like 5. I might go to another vet school though.
     
  16. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    from what I understand, MN Ag law requires CAE & Scrappie testing. But I've called down to the office in the cities to find out where I send the blood sample & they don't even understand there is a difference between CAE & Scrappie and/or goats & sheep :sigh: That was the person that answered the phone anyway.

    I haven't been able to afford the testing so far ($130 per goat) but I have a closed herd & won't do it until I have to. All of my goats have been purchased from certified CAE free herds, I don't show them, nor do other animals come onto our property. I'm even selective about who I let "visit" my goaties!
     
  17. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Well at the moment I'm a sophomore in college, majoring in Animal science and minoring in Theatre. I'm going to go to Grad school and get my PhD in Animal Science and become a Small Ruminant Specialist. I've also considered becoming a Artificial Insemination Technologist or going to work in Cooperative Extension.
     
  18. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

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    Oct 1, 2008
    When we were in the Scrapie Voluntary Program, we didn't have to do Scrapie testing at all though, only the State vet came out and checked all the animals out and their ID numbers, etc.
     
  19. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I thought about getting into Veterinary Medicine...but vet school is too expensive and Vet Techs don't make enough $. I am going to school for nursing at the moment...although I don't mind what I do now (Antiques Dealer) it's more of a hobby than a job...there's not much security in it. So, yeah, I guess I'm going to be a nurse...if I don't make it as a rock star, that is. Lol...

    I am a Certified Dog Groomer...but I really don't want to go back to that...Carpal Tunnel...eeeek!
     
  20. heathersboers

    heathersboers New Member

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    Sep 5, 2008
    Wilson N.C.
    Kelebek- we have to Scrapie all our goats-it is illegal for us to sell a goat without a scrapie tag at any auction-if they are registered, and we don't want to tag them,-we tag the registration papers-their ear tattoos are means of permanent identification,and have to be recorded with the state, so in case they do find a case of it-they can track it down to the farm from where it came from. I don't know about other states though. we had to do this to enter the NC State Fair to show our goats. I am working at advance Auto parts, and have credentials in Early Childhood. I am hoping within about 3 years I can breed goats full-time-for meat and show.