If you weren't a nurse, what would you have become? - page 12

For some reason I was thinking about Spinal Tap, at the end, when the guy says he would sell hats if he wasn't a musician. So if you weren't a nurse, what would you have become? If I was being... Read More

  1. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    I would probably have majored in Wildlife Biology. I would love to be a Great Smoky Mountain National Park Ranger or Wildlife Researcher.
  2. Visit  VICEDRN profile page
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    Md/do or maybe go back to being an emt even though the pay sucked. I probably wouldn't ever leave emergency care again. I love it too much. Way too much, even when I'm griping about it.
  3. Visit  Indy profile page
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    Nursing, particularly in an ICU on the small side of medium, is my happy place. But if I decided it wasn't, I would really want to do feet in a salon. I could maybe do manicures too. Feet don't make me ill (unless the patient's ankles are hidden in a fat fold and they haven't bathed in a long while) like they do some folks, and I find them interesting. Only the quads don't enjoy a good pedi (and some of them do, the incompletes) and it's relaxing for me to do them as well.

    I've already had some varied experience. I've done phlebotomy (still suck at IV's though I can make anybody bleed), data entry, insurance claims, database management, bill collecting, insurance investigating, worked a season at walmart and another at toys r us, babysitter, full time mom, cab driver and dispatcher. Nursing is more fun than all of those.

    The only salon thing I could NOT do is hair, and/or shaves. Nope. Nope. Hair is not my happy place. There is grease, and dandruff, and weird stuff behind people's ears, and people don't seem to wear gloves when they deal with hair. Ugh. The worst thing of all would be someone who trims ear hair.
    Last edit by Indy on Nov 10, '12 : Reason: spelling
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  4. Visit  canned_bread profile page
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    Social worker. If I was whimsical... a vet!
  5. Visit  healthstar profile page
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    A cardiac surgeon or a house wifeeeee
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  6. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    Quote from healthstar
    A cardiac surgeon or a house wifeeeee
    I could be a wonderful "house husband" to a Cardiac Surgeon, ironic!
  7. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    My dream job was to be a Forensic Detective in the FBI. Way before CSI and all those other shows. I visited the FBI academy in Quanitco, VA when I was 14 and I fell in love. I wanted to do that or be a medical examiner and also wanted to be a Crime Scene photographer.
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  8. Visit  mofomeat profile page
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    Whimsically: If I were financially independent, I would become a career student.

    Realistically:

    Electrical Engineer, programmer, mechanical engineer. Or put it all together and call it robotics. I still fiddle with this stuff on the side, but I haven't had even 30 seconds to touch it at all since I've been in school. I look up from my books at all my parts on the shelves and sigh. If I were to do it all over again, I would have gone for this right out of high school.

    Rock star. I've been a professional musician. Not nationally famous, but I've had a couple of regionally famous bands back in the 1990s, and made my income from the club circuit. Tendonitis/RSI killed this dream, and that nearly killed me.

    Boutique guitar amplifier and effects producer. I've done a little bit of this, was going to turn it into a business about 10 years ago, and the time was right. I researched supply chains, fab houses, construction materials and equipment, went through the numbers countless times. It would have worked. However, musicians are a weird bunch, especially guitarists. While I was innovating all these neat new sounds, it seems that people only want the same 5 things that have been available ad nauseum from everyone since the 1960s. I wanted to do something different, stomp a huge mudhole in the buttocks of the current music equipment industry. In retrospect, I should have just shut up, cranked out the cookie cutter circuits and taken everyone's money. We all would have won.

    Small business owner. About 5 years ago I was getting disillusioned with my day job (Data Security) and particularly the management chain I was under. I figured I would take a stab at a Deli or similar soup/sandwich shop. Not a bar, not a burger joint (too dirty), and most certainly not a chain (see above). I couldn't be a "mom and pop", but I could be a "some guy and his dog" business. I didn't want to answer to anyone else's bs, rational or not. Once again, researched supply chains, locations, equipment, ran all the numbers. On paper it would have worked, assuming I got a steady stream of customers.

    After a bit of deliberation, I decided to go back to school and become an RN.
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  9. Visit  Racer15 profile page
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    Veterinarian. I only lack two of the classes needed to apply to vet school, and I considered finishing and giving it a shot. But I decided the student loans were more than I was willing to take on, so after a few years as a vet tech, here I am.
  10. Visit  citylights89 profile page
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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    My dream job was to be a Forensic Detective in the FBI. Way before CSI and all those other shows. I visited the FBI academy in Quanitco, VA when I was 14 and I fell in love. I wanted to do that or be a medical examiner and also wanted to be a Crime Scene photographer.
    THIS. There was a crime scene today not far from where I live and I was itching to get a glimpse of it, be I left myself to the civilian aspect and went about my way. Still would like to shadow and investigator, if that's even possible.

    Quote from mofomeat
    Whimsically: If I were financially independent, I would become a career student.

    Rock star. I've been a professional musician. Not nationally famous, but I've had a couple of regionally famous bands back in the 1990s, and made my income from the club circuit. Tendonitis/RSI killed this dream, and that nearly killed me.

    Boutique guitar amplifier and effects producer. I've done a little bit of this, was going to turn it into a business about 10 years ago, and the time was right. I researched supply chains, fab houses, construction materials and equipment, went through the numbers countless times. It would have worked. However, musicians are a weird bunch, especially guitarists. While I was innovating all these neat new sounds, it seems that people only want the same 5 things that have been available ad nauseum from everyone since the 1960s. I wanted to do something different, stomp a huge mudhole in the buttocks of the current music equipment industry. In retrospect, I should have just shut up, cranked out the cookie cutter circuits and taken everyone's money. We all would have won.
    THIS, too. I love music. If only I could play it I'd be in really a really good spot. Since I can't, I'll stick to being a listener and enthusiast.
  11. Visit  lovingtheunloved profile page
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    I'd work at Sephora. I spend all my free time there anyway.
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  12. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
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    SAHM! With a nanny/au pair, and butler. Haha jk sort of.
  13. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    Quote from lovingtheunloved
    I'd work at Sephora. I spend all my free time there anyway.
    That's funny, I was just telling my co-workers about Sephora the other day. We don't have one here but there is one where I used to live and I am there often. I think Sephora and Victorias Secret see more of my paycheck then the IRS.

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