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post #21 of 48 Old 11-27-2012, 04:10 PM
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Senior accountant with an international engineering firm. I like my job, the people I work with and for, and it's lucrative enough for me to be able to afford a mortgage, get all my bills paid, and keep 3 horses.
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post #22 of 48 Old 11-27-2012, 06:51 PM
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Haha...I am retired, so my "job" is to do what I want, when I want, and get as much enjoyment out of life as possible.

My first career was as an exploration geophysicist. I have BS degrees in Biology and Geology, and an MS in Physics. I have worked in most basins on land and offshore in the US, Northern Europe, Africa, and Australia and Indonesia, and have oil and gas discoveries all over. I started with Chevron, and later managed companies in Houston, New Orleans, and Denver.

My second career was as a senior loan officer and public information officer with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). I retired from the oil business to enter public service in early 1986, and worked as the Executive Director for economic development agencies in Mid Missouri and in Colorado Springs for 3 years prior to receiving my SBA appointment, where I worked for 15 years in Missouri and Arkansas before retiring and re-entering the private sector.

My third, and last, career, was as the Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager for a large statewide community bank based in Little Rock.
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post #23 of 48 Old 11-27-2012, 08:47 PM
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I am semi retired with a PHD in Psychology. I now work with both HIV Positive clients and Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I also manage my families farm that raises commercial and registered Santa Gertrudas cattle as well as corn and wheat.
I also volunteer at a homeless shelter and with a local AIDS service organization.
I have tried to retire twice before but get bored easily . Retirement is not my cup of tea now.
OH and as far as colleges HOOK EM HORNS. UT Austin. Shalom
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post #24 of 48 Old 11-27-2012, 10:40 PM
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Employeed by the US Coast Guard, I did a bunch of Community college before I joined and got sick of the school scene (I had been planning on being a vet.) so I tried out for survivor and took the ASVAB. Survivor never called back so I joined up. Pay, well, it's enlisted pay. At least it's enough to live comfortably and I don't have to worry about food, housing or health care.
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post #25 of 48 Old 11-28-2012, 09:42 AM
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I went to school to become a Canada Border Services Officer, was able to get into the CBSA as a student when I was finished school the CBSA stopped accepting new people as they were now arming all officers with guns. So I got into the biggest Natural Gas company in Canada on contract for a few years in different departments. I am now a full time employee and I am a construction supervisor for all work being done on our gas mains and services in the Toronto area.
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post #26 of 48 Old 11-28-2012, 10:25 AM
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I'm an optometrist (eye doctor). I went to 4 years undergrad at a private college in North Dakota, and then did my 4 years of optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

I just graduated in May, and just got married in June, and just start my job in July, so still trying to get "caught up" on everything. Rent is crazy around here with this oil boom (we actually just got a notice last night that our rent will be increasing .... grrrr), so hubby and I are trying to save for a house of our own.

Got 2 horses I am boarding. Just bought a horse trailer. And will be buying a larger pickup soon. So I guess even though we're trying to play "catch up", we're doing alright.

Salary varies by the number of patients I see, so I can't really give a number. National average is anywhere form $60,000 starting to $200,000+ depending on the area of the country.
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post #27 of 48 Old 11-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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I am a nature, wildlife and cowboy photographer based in Western SD. Fous West Gallery, Nature and Wildlife Photography of the Black Hills and Western South Dakota by Les Voorhis I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years and full time for ten. I Love it. Couldn't imagine doing anything else for a living.
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post #28 of 48 Old 11-28-2012, 11:12 PM
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Air Force working on really really old airplanes. I love being in the military, just dislike my current job within it. I'm still planing on making 20 years in, just hope one of these years to jump up to an officer and get the slightly better pay.
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post #29 of 48 Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 PM
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Super intendant of domestic services....
No pay, long sometimes stressful hours, little gratitude... But hearing "I love you mommy" makes it worth it.

Hubby is a tradesmen electrician and makes decent money, this year will be eeking into the six figures. But still never seems to be enough!! (Tradesmen in this part of Canada make good money.)
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post #30 of 48 Old 11-28-2012, 11:33 PM
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I'm in rehab. Initially worked under vets and chased the horses around the country. Went to college and got my degree and license. Still chose to follow the horses and work ranches, but have finally settled down. Mostly.

In the summers I work more on horses and in the winters I stay put and do more work on humans. I still do day work on ranches in this state year round. I manage a rehab center in addition to treating patients.

My salary is enough to keep two kids in college and a roof over our heads.

It's a wonderful life!
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