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I know the job I want! Now help me come up with a name for it.

I work at a school for gifted kids that has a lot of talented staff but not much emotional support for the kids. I have been providing that and am starting to get training for it, but I need a title and to more tightly define what I want my role to look like. Help me, Ask.Mefi! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2014 - 11 answers

Non-academic career options for PhDs?

My partner is finishing a PhD in a social science next year and is unsure about staying in academia. Have any MeFites been in a similar position? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Apr 6, 2014 - 11 answers

PhD-level conservation careers for maximum real-world impact

I'm in a PhD program pursuing a degree in conservation biology. When I finish (and possibly after completing a postdoc or two) I'd like to end up in a job where I can maximize my real-world conservation impact. I'd like to hear some suggestions on how I can do that; lots more detail to be found inside, as well as my reasoning on the subject so far. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Master's program options for Geography/GIS undergrad

Do any of you know what my options might be as a Geography/GIS undergrad looking for Grad programs? And I guess more specifically, can you all think of any programs/occupations that use GIS to a certain extent as a supplementary tool rather than the sole tool? [more inside]
posted by mr.coffee on Dec 13, 2013 - 24 answers

Do you think college is worth it?

I'm having second thoughts about going back to school, not only because i've seen a lot of people graduate and not be able to find a job so they can pay off their $30,000 loans but also because they might be over qualified for it or underqualified. If not that, then i'm kind of worried with the field i want to go into it would be really hard to find a job here(united states), and i'm starting to wonder if i would be better off buying text books/books and just teaching myself what i want to learn. What's your opinion on college? Do you feel like it's worth it anymore?
posted by earthquakeglue on May 27, 2013 - 53 answers

Should I attend App Academy?

Should I attend App Academy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 8 answers

How should a partial PhD be presented on resume when looking for a job?

I’m looking for opinions on how to best represent coursework and research taken toward a PhD on my resume. [more inside]
posted by Lord Force Crater on Jan 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Please help me make the best possible decision when choosing where to finish college.

Are the advantages of going to a more prestigious/higher-ranked school worth it in the end? (Lengthy, perhaps unnecessary details inside.) [more inside]
posted by sevenofspades on Dec 7, 2012 - 38 answers

PhD in nursing?

What do you do with a PhD in nursing? Is getting one a good idea? [more inside]
posted by bookish on Jul 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Special education jobs in Ohio

What are the job prospects for a special education teacher in the US (specifically Columbus OH)? [more inside]
posted by cestlavie on Jun 25, 2012 - 6 answers

To be, or not to be: this is (part of) the question . . .

TL;DR in advance: English MA grad, wondering what to do with his life. A lot [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Nov 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Already changing my career!?

Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jun 28, 2011 - 19 answers

What did you do with your Biochemistry/Molecular Biology degree?

I'm looking for a sampling of where biochemistry students wind up after college. Basically, where did you start out and where did you end up? How difficult was it for you to find a position out of college? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Jun 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Interview tips for desperate teacher candidate.

I am in need of tips/advice/help/anything from fellow teachers about job interviews and how to nail them. [more inside]
posted by als129 on Jun 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Who here works in the trades?

Any tradespeople out there? I'm trying to narrow down what trade I'd like to go into & have a bunch of questions. [more inside]
posted by mingo_clambake on May 28, 2011 - 6 answers

We're going back to school, but for what??

Please help two hardworking yet poor 30 year olds get careers and move out of this tiny one-bedroom apartment. [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Apr 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Finding IT jobs in (K-12) education

For various reasons, I've decided to find an IT job at a school, preferably NOT at the college level, though I'm somewhat open to the idea. Let's just say that my credentials/resume/references are not the issue. The issue is finding job openings in educations! [more inside]
posted by MeProxy on Feb 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Science friction burns my fingers.

Where can my career take me except graduate school? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Nov 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I help my late-40s boyfriend completely reinvent himself?

My boyfriend is in his late 40s with no career and a Bachelor's Degree in an area he didn't pursue. He's miserable in his current customer service position and he wants to reinvent himself, but doesn't know where to start. Help me help him find the happiness (which right now means job stability) he deserves! [more inside]
posted by goodetyme on Oct 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for job experiences involving human factors or education that will help me decide which field of study to pursue.

Pre-Graduate School Question: I am interested in both human factors and education/education administration. Do you have a job related to either of these fields in some way? Can you provide a small window into this current or past job and help me decide which (if either) field to pursue? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Aug 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Do my numerous constraints rule out meaningful work with kids?

I'd like to learn about jobs that involve working intensively, one-on-one, with preschool or elementary-aged kids, to help them learn or develop. But, I have so many constraints that I'm not sure any role fits. Could you point me to any possibilities? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort?

Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort? [more inside]
posted by genericdave on Jun 1, 2010 - 25 answers

Please to mentor me, HiveMind?

Rotational program in a huge company: what kind of experiences should I look for? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc on May 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Are technology colleges a good way to enter the job market?

How do the modern Canadian technology colleges rate? I need to help a friend decide which college or path would be best for her to enter the technology job market. [more inside]
posted by chrillsicka on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Where to move in Colorado for a skiing teacher

Moving to Colorado in December. Want to be close to skiing and looking for a job in education. Best location and opportunity? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Aug 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Next steps for a French teacher on Toronto Board's ETH list?

(Toronto) Next steps for a French teacher who is on the Eligible-to-Hire list of the TDSB...any insider info re. likelihood of jobs? How to break into York Region? Other options I should be pursuing while I wait for news? Please help me! I'll do whatever it takes to get a great job for the coming school year. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jun 5, 2009 - 3 answers

becoming an energy auditor - requirements?

My husband is interested in becoming an energy auditor. What education/training does he need? [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Mar 3, 2009 - 1 answer

TeachFilter, meet NaiveFilter: Degrees and Attractability

Teaching high school with a postgraduate degree? [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars on Feb 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Career-building resources in animal rescue available in DFW

Looking for an tips, contacts, experiences to pass on to a Dallas/FW resident interested in animal rescue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 1 answer

Forty-year-old seeks teaching position; am I kidding myself?

Can a forty-year-old woman get a job as an English teacher in the public education system when so many twentysomethings are in competition for the same jobs? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Aug 31, 2008 - 14 answers

Locked Out of the Ivory Tower

I've been trying to land a job as a history teacher in the Seattle area for a couple of years. What am I doing wrong? Given my background, do I have any alternatives? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Hey! I could be Canadian! I love ketchup chips and sodas made with real sugar!

What are my prospects as an American (and American-trained) history teacher for moving up to Canada? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Sep 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Bend me, shape me

Help me find employers willing to train smart, talented folks in a new field. [more inside]
posted by nightengine on Aug 16, 2007 - 5 answers

The Educationalist Path Less Taken

Where does my educational experience fit into my future? [more inside]
posted by trinarian on May 13, 2007 - 7 answers

What does an Info Science major do?

I'm stuck in a contracting loop and I need career advice :( I'm about to finish up a 9 month contract at a major pharmaceutical. I was on contract for 6-months and got extended the final 3. Before that I was out of work for a few months after being laid off from my previous job. That involved supporting remote synchronization software as well as SQL work. I graduated with a major in Information Studies and I've worked help desk positions in the past. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Apr 30, 2007 - 6 answers

I Wanna Be A Social Worker...

What can I do in social work and/or education that doesn't require a social work/education degree? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 17, 2007 - 13 answers

What skills are most in demand these days in Tech?

What sort of technical degree or certificate is most likely to get me a solid interesting job in technology. [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Jan 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Advice on finding a non-teaching but education-related job for a college student.

I need to find a summer job. Ideally I'd like to do something related to education, as I'm hoping to work in education (explained in more detail inside) when I'm finished with my own education - but I am much more interested in research and theory than in classroom work, so I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas. I'm interested in ideas that are very tangentially related to education as well as ones that are very related. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me define a list of real-world decriptions of what graphic and web designers do.

Graphic/Web designers, I need your help. Based on the list of designer definitions at designsalaries.com, I would like to gather profiles of what a typical "real" day is like for your position. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Aug 21, 2006 - 10 answers

What can a linguistics Ph.D. do outside academia?

I've been toying with the idea of going back to school for a graduate degree in linguistics. I know the academic job market for linguists is terrible — about as small and tight as they get these days, from what I hear. But what can you tell me about the non-academic job market? Other than speech pathology, are there any branches of linguistics that are in demand in the real world? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Jun 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Help me develop my career "plan b"

I’ve been chronically underemployed since I graduated from college. At the moment I am at home with my infant son, which will be my primary employment probably for the next 2-3 years. I want to start preparing now to improve my career potential down the line. Right now I’m pursuing creative ambitions, but they aren’t necessarily practical and it seems sensible to keep an eye on the pragmatic. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 8, 2005 - 16 answers

Becoming a Notary Public

Has anyone ever become a notary? I'm interested in making some extra money and am wondering which notary schools you recommend, what tips there are to drumming up business, etc. (This is in California). [more inside]
posted by calwatch on Feb 9, 2005 - 18 answers

Job prospects in Canada?

Is Canada a good place to go if you want a decent job and a good place to go for college?
posted by Keyser Soze on Nov 2, 2004 - 23 answers

Major Career Switch

I'm considering a major career switch and wonder if anybody has gone through a similar experience. Right now I'm an IT manager but am finishing an MA and considering going for a phd. [More inside] [more inside]
posted by drobot on Oct 8, 2004 - 12 answers

Following Up on Job Applications

I've finished my teacher education program and now I want a job. I sent out resumes to every school system I was interested in and followed up with the basic "Just want to confirm you received it" blah blah blah. I've been told that, now that some systems are posting openings, I should be calling them regularly to keep them aware of my name. But... what do I say? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on May 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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