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    CPA and partner in an accounting firm. 31 years old. make +/- 200k a year (I would say that equals 100kish in most areas of the country, the cost of living where I am is sky high). I work alot. More than I like at the moment. My plan is to go on my own starting 1/1/07 and work and make less while at the same time getting more involved in my family business.

    Currently, my job requires supervision, mentoring recent hires, teaching accounting on the job, while finding the time to do my own Accounting and Tax work. it is demanding and you have to make the most of your time.

    The prospect for Accounting and Tax services is great. The more the government tinkers with the tax code and financial reporting (in the guise of simplifying), the more complex it becomes and the more people have to rely on professionals for advice. There are about 5,000 different area to specialize in also, so whatever you like you can create a niche in.

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    my job = selling bikes/repairing them etc at halfords (part time as i am a student at a local college doing a computer programming course)

    earn an hour = £4.50

    what do i hope to do = get into computer gaming make my own games etc! by next september i will be at university! so i will have to decide what i do there and if i want to go. and also weather to leave my job at halfords behind! and find something in the ICT world!

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    I'm a 32 years old computer programmer. I have one BSc and one ASc degree. I currently make $0 a year .

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    Student Financial Aid Consultant, self employed & work 12 to 15 days per month... After that, I work on sponsorship for a local bike race, The Appalachian Classic - June 17th & 18th at the Calhoun County Park near Grantsvilee, WV. I also am active with the WV Mountain Bike Association, and try to promote mountain biking in general.... heard of WV Mountain Bike Month? My idea...I pushed on that one until my local Delegate got it written into law. If either of my kids get on a MTB team, I provide press coverage for the team...

    Then in my spare time, I take my kids to whatever sporting event is in season - basketball right now, bike races from April to October, cross country track in the fall; tend the garden, tend to the house, and sell my husband's wood bowls.

    Of course, I put my time in doing the 40+ hour per week grind before arriving at this point!!

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    this is interesting!! 3people now who are/want to be computer programmers!!! haha what a bizzare world we live in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9
    After that, I work on sponsorship for a local bike race, The Appalachian Classic - June 17th & 18th at the Calhoun County Park near Grantsvilee, WV. I also am active with the WV Mountain Bike Association, and try to promote mountain biking in general.... heard of WV Mountain Bike Month? My idea...I pushed on that one until my local Delegate got it written into law. If either of my kids get on a MTB team, I provide press coverage for the team...
    Thank you!!!!!
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    Let me see here, I ride my bikes and I keep you all in line.(Phht) Not that really needs to happen most of the time hopefully by the end of the month I'll be working in a bar.
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    hey kona rider.........you need to change your sig you have your other forks on your cowan in that pic! you need your PIKE forks on it!!

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    I am 26 and graduate from dental school in May. I plan on partnering with an older dentist. My favorite thing to do is cosmetic dentistry, mouth makeovers like the dentists on TV. I will probably make around 100k the first year or two. After that, dentists have a wide range of salary. The dentists I have looked at partnering with are making anywhere from 150K to 350K. I will probably be working from 730 to 330 four days a week. The first year, I will work more than this to get my practice going. I am excited about the future, but it has been forced me to stay in school from the time I was 3 yrs old to the current age of 26.

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    CPA and partner in an accounting firm. 31 years old. make +/- 200k a year (I would say that equals 100kish in most areas of the country, the cost of living where I am is sky high). I work alot. More than I like at the moment. My plan is to go on my own starting 1/1/07 and work and make less while at the same time getting more involved in my family business.

    Currently, my job requires supervision, mentoring recent hires, teaching accounting on the job, while finding the time to do my own Accounting and Tax work. it is demanding and you have to make the most of your time.

    The prospect for Accounting and Tax services is great. The more the government tinkers with the tax code and financial reporting (in the guise of simplifying), the more complex it becomes and the more people have to rely on professionals for advice. There are about 5,000 different area to specialize in also, so whatever you like you can create a niche in.
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    I'm an Oracle Database Adminstrator on Unix platforms. I basically install, tune, and monitor the databases for various state Medicaid systems. I also do a fair amount of "babysitting", i.e. resetting passwords, optimizing queries for programmers, and stuff like that. The only thing I dislike about the job is that I go on call quite a bit and it bites into my ride time. Pay wise, it's good.......

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    I'm a project manager at an aquatic environment consulting company. I make enough money where we don't have to worry about it, but more is always nice. I do a lot of things here at work including marketing, preparing proposals, designing scientific sampling programs, liaising with clients, budgeting, reporting, etc. I don't really do any field work anymore unless the client requests it. And the outlook...well I'm actually just deciding between job offers from two large consulting/engineering companies. Basically the same position, just around $30,000 more a year and a lot more benefits.

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    I am a grunt for a small software company. I test the program, convert databases, do support when the support dept can't do it... like I said grunt. Make enough to get by.

    I want out of computers. When my wife gets a job (just graduated with a Marine Bio degree), then I'll go back to school. I am honestly thinking of education.

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    I make no money, but fortunately my wife makes about $100k. I am part "stay at home dad", (kids are in school) and starting a small woodworking business at home.

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    I have a B.Sc. in Biomechanics. I work in a cubicle doing tech support. I used to do the same thing at a different company for about 20% more money, but the job was a nightmare and I had to bail or die trying. Now I work 35 hours/week, have little to no responsibility and am trying to figure out what to do. My wife makes more than twice what I do, but she wants to pop out a couple of kids soon, so I may become Mr. Mom instead of a 9-to-5 guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    ...but she wants to pop out a couple of kids soon, so I may become Mr. Mom instead of a 9-to-5 guy.
    That'd be sweet if you could take them out riding with you during the day!

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    Magazine editor, graphic designer and web co-author for our local PBS Public Television station. Station is owned and operated by the local public school district, so we get all of the good public employee benefits (medical, dental, health, State retirement system, etc.). 26+ years in graphic design; 10+ years as an editor and I'm making less than a certificated public school teacher for our area with the same years of experience, but, hey, it's comfortable (but that also explains why I go after those sponsorships )

    I feel good about about my particular position/prospects. It allows me to marry the two things I love to do: write and design. I'm part of our station's Marketing and Outreach department, and of course the need to market yourself in the media business will never go away. And, even in today's bazillion-channel TV environment, the relevance of Public Television is not going away anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag89
    this is interesting!! 3people now who are/want to be computer programmers!!! haha what a bizzare world we live in!!
    Are you saying that because we computer programmers are weird? I thought so....well you are right - we ARE weird!
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    At age 53 I'm older than most of the people replying to this thread. With age comes wisdom, or so they say. I would advise anyone looking for the path to employment bliss to put money second to finding a job they love to do. Money is only a practical consideration. The advise I'm giving to my own children is found in the old adage: Find a job that you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life. To that I would add, regardless of what you do, save your money. As I said money is only a practical consideration, yet if you have enough of it, it buys you freedom. The freedom to make a choice. The freedom to tell the boss to take this job and shove it, or the freedom to try something else or someplace else. Or at least to buy the bike your want.

    That said, I'm a Financial Advisor, what many people might call a stock broker. I help people invest for education, retirement, tax savings and other of life's financial goals. I specialize in Tax Free Bonds. I've been a financial advisor for 22 years. It's very rewarding and it pays well, about $295k last year. I work my own schedule, usually only four days a week. Additionally, I usually vacation about two months every year. This is the spoils of success. I can control my own income. Starting out in this career is far different. For the first seven years I worked 14 hours a day Monday thru Friday and then 8 hours on Saturday. I usually worked one Sunday every month. No vacations or time off. Then I backed it down to 50 hours a week and gradually reduced it from there. By comparision, today, I'm a lazy bum. A well paid lazy bum.

    When I was in the third grade I wasn't telling everybody I was going to be a Financial Advisor. I told everybody I was going to be a Pilot. And I was a Pilot, a Helicopter Pilot, until I was about 30 years old. Then I was grounded by headaches that caused temporary vision impairment. This happened to me only once while I was flying. Once was enough! Actually I could handle the vision problem, as I could still see well enough to orient myself. It was the vertigo that came with it that was going to get me killed. So off to a second career I went. The headaches are no longer a problem, in fact haven't had one in 20 years. No regrets on the path I've taken.
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    Oh I didn't post my outlook on the future. Basically I have this job as long as I want it. It would cost the company a few hundred thousand dollars, more likely over a million, to eliminate the IT position and have it outsourced to a support company. Even then there is so much hands on I doubt they could eliminate it.

    However being selt taught with 20years experience doesn't always pay the bills. At some point I will likely do a 10month program to get that piece of paper that tells people that don't know anything about computers, that I am SMRT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex
    NO! You quit the happiest place on earth? *shaking head sadly*
    Until I saw who wrote this and to whom it was replying, I thought you were referring to Disneyland!

    I'm a grad student in chemistry. Currently pay for students on major fellowships is $31k. Hours are long and pay sucks compared to what I made working at a biotech, but at least I get to study what I want. I have about 2.5 years left in grad school.

    On the side, my consulting job for a small software company brings in another $6k, not counting significant non-cash compensation. Nominally, I bill $30/hour handling customer service and serving as an interface between the public and the programmers and QA people. In reality, my monthly fee is essentially fixed, and my real rate (total pay/actual hours) is several times my nominal rate. (I bill about 4 hours/month.) I started 6 years ago at $10/hour (real rate) and asked for my current contract after two years on the job.

    Last year, I also had a one time $7k consulting job ($150/hour) for another company. Not a huge deal since it's a one time thing, but with a part of that money, I treated myself to a nice budget for an expensive purchase to celebrate. I chose a bike, and lo and behold, I became a cyclist.

    I don't know yet what I want to do after grad school. Happily, time is on my side, at least for now. My involvement in my consulting jobs has shown me that I enjoy diverse challenges. I have some ideas, but I'm a bit mum about them since many of them don't involve the "traditional" chemistry PhD career paths, and at this point, my professor is out of the loop on my potential "non-traditional" career paths.
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    [QUOTE=jschen]Until I saw who wrote this and to whom it was replying, I thought you were referring to Disneyland!

    *pbfttt* Like Disneyland is really the happiest place on Earth. Don't believe the hype!
    "I'm starting to have grave doubts about this thing I barely liked in the first place." Homer Simpson

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    [QUOTE=Lex]
    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    Until I saw who wrote this and to whom it was replying, I thought you were referring to Disneyland!

    *pbfttt* Like Disneyland is really the happiest place on Earth. Don't believe the hype!
    Especially the cruises. Nightmare to work for.

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    My pay is pretty much in line with my work. IOW, it is pretty equal to the amount of effort i put out...


    I don't make much.

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