If not a nurse...what???? - page 6

So, if you considered nursing but had another dream career what would you have done???? I wanted to be a vet so badly but got a grant from my State for Nursing School! I took it..duh why... Read More

  1. by   Dublin37
    airline pilot, jet pilot, oooooooohhh!
  2. by   anichols
    started out studying international relations, then english and philosophy, ended up being a nurse...all interesting, along with ideas of being a history major, but all i really want is to be a geophysicist despite the low demand and low pay.... my husband has actually been known to drop me off at geologically interesting areas knowing i'll stay put happily "playing" all day while he goes off and does his moutain biking....
  3. by   madore57
    When I was very young I wanted to be a Surgeon. My father (he was an HR Manager) loved medicine and he used to bring home films (those huge reels) of surgical procedures. I still love Anatomy & Physiology. Then I became a teenager and decided I wanted to be a Stewardess - I lived in a tiny town at the time and I used to lie on the grass and watch the jets overhead and think "one day I'm getting the hell out of here". Now, after 24 + years of Nursing, I'd like to study Anthropology - specifically linguistics, languages and communication. I also love studying about the great apes & monkeys. When I look at that list - they're all kind of linked aren't they? I also love to write.

    Just another note - I've read all the messages on this thread and so many people think they're too old or their dream job would take too long. I used to think that way too. I thought to myself "I'll just do this for 4 more years, then I'll do something else". But then one day I thought "what if you only live 5 more years?" I always promised myself that I would never end my life saying "I should have ..." or "I wish I would have ...".
    Last edit by madore57 on Oct 26, '05 : Reason: Automerged Doublepost
  4. by   CatLVNRN
    As a child, I wanted to be a vet. A teacher. But when I discovered that my gramma was a nurse-well, the rest is history!
  5. by   kladouci
    Hey, how does a Walmart greeter sound? Just kidding. I originally wanted to be a physician but I have kind of changed that to may be an esthetician (sp?). Something frivalous. And fun.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    A barista.
  7. by   following_faith
    A physician assistant or audiologist....
  8. by   Turd.Ferguson
    Quote from Fiona59

    The other fantasy job is wealthy man's mistress......
    Quote from southernlpn
    Ya know, if I have to work (love the kept woman idea, but I might get bored and most redneck men don't have that kind of cash...
    Quote from Fiona59
    I never said Trophy Wife, I meant "kept woman", "bit on the side", think courtesan, pampered mistress....

    (politically and socially incorrect, but it's fantasy....)
    Hey, didn't Jay Leno make reference to these types of things? Hahahaha!
  9. by   emmybsu
    I would love to be a professional poker player. Or a pharmacist. but can't hack chemistry to save my life.

  10. by   weezledawg
    Hmmm, first real female Navy Seal, rock star, dancer, journalist, race car driver - actually a writer. Above all else, just want to do SOMETHING besides wonder what I wanted to be when I grew up. Thank god I finally found nursing. I suppose a flight nurse is close enough to Navy Seal...
  11. by   whipping girl in 07
    When I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a teacher. Then I got to college and decided dealing with kids was not for me. So I changed to nursing. My mom's dream job for me was a doctor or pharmacist. Right now I have two jobs, one I love and one that's OK most of the time (and really sucks sometimes!). But my dream job is to own a restaurant and rental properties and work part-time as a nursing instructor (teaching classes, not clinicals).

    Maybe someday.
  12. by   august_snow
    Registered Respiratory Therapist-Neonatal Pediatric Specilaist (RRT-NPS)
  13. by   tele6girl
    Hi all,

    My passion is for the law and becoming a lawyer is my dream. I took the LSAT in October and I'm patiently waiting for my results. I hope to be in law school very soon.