The next tests had to do with my motivation and passion for doing things. This has always been my problem. While I can pretty much do anything I feel like, I really don't feel like doing much of anything most of the time. Supposedly the results of these tests are compared against the results of people who are successful in certain careers. Based on this the trusty dusty computer came up with a bunch of careers that I might enjoy. My top three are (insert pause for dramatic effect):
It was the audiologist that baffled me. Technical writer? Okay, I like writing. Librarian? Okay, I like books. Audiologist? Whadda? My interest in the human ear is casual at best. I looked up all three careers and found that they were all interesting enough (I suppose if they wouldn't interest me they wouldn't have shown up on the test), but all had some degree of ickiness.
Here are the pros and cons.
- I like to write.
- I get to work by myself a lot.
- I get to learn stuff.
- It's mostly freelance so I'd have to sell myself all the time.
- I'd most likely be writing boring instruction manuals.
- Probably harder to get into for someone with nil technical background.
- I like tinkering with gadgets and hearing aids are gadgets.
- As far as body parts go ears are fairly interesting.
- I wouldn't have to take my work home with me.
- More jobs will open up because all the baby boomers are getting old and deaf
- I'd have to go back to school for 2 or 3 years to get a degree in it.
- I'd spend a lot of time dealing with crotchety old people.
- I like books.
- I could learn a lot of new things while helping people look up stuff
- I would have to go to school for another couple years to get a masters.
- I'd spend a lot of time dealing with people.
So there you have it. My career problems are all but solved. All I have to do is pick one of these and go to school for a billion more years. I don't necessarily have a problem with that, but my bank account might.