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Old 05-16-2008, 08:19 AM
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Degree in oceanography. My undergraduate thesis focused primarily on the geologic aspect and involved analysis of several types of acoustic data as well as radiometric dating and sediment grain size composition analysis.
You lost me at Degree. Just kidding.
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My career is more art and design than science. I built sets for theatre, and TV. I also act as a feild cameraman on occasion, and about the only engineering I do anymore is upkeep on some of the production equipment.

But, I love it. (It's great having a job that you enjoy so much that you feel like a kid on Xmas morning most days.)
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Sorry, I cannot tell you exactly what I do with security regs, but it does have science involved.
You work on the gate at the microsoft parking lot?
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You work on the gate at the microsoft parking lot?
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I think it's so cool that many of us are in great fields. It's like we were able to take one of our hobbies and turn it into a career. The only other person I know who did that is my friend Steve... he's a gynecologist.
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[quote=vuedoc;52719]Just wondering, how many of us are in or are planning to be in science-related professions? The majority of my other sci-fi loving friends (and I consider you all here to be my firends as well) are heavily into science/technology-related fields. This week I gave a "career day" talk at a local middle-school specifically for gifted science-oriented students and the vast majority of those 6th-8th graders were heavily into sci-fi. Coincidence?

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I don't think this is coincidence. There is a connection, but I can't articulate it properly right now.

As far as my line of work...I am not in a science field. I never recieved a degree. I am thinking about going back to school in order to widen my possablities, but I have NOT decided what to do. I like many things, but don't really LOVE anything. If I were a millionare (you know the question to see what you really want from life?) I would build a huge garage for myself and restore old muscle cars, lowriders, 4x4 rock crawlers, you name it. Although I would LOVE doing that I do not want to get ASE certified and then end up working for someone else.

I got a bit off subject, sorry.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:25 PM
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I think it's so cool that many of us are in great fields. It's like we were able to take one of our hobbies and turn it into a career. The only other person I know who did that is my friend Steve... he's a gynecologist.
I could NOT do that job. It would take all the joy out it for me at home. Besides, aren't they usally "ill" in one way or the other when they see him? No thanks. (maybe for a day or two!)
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Few of his patients are really sick because he does a lot of obstetrics and delivers babies, which I can see as being enjoyable but the liability is worse than in my own field.

MrQ: I like your idea. I remember saying that if I couldn't practice medicine and I didn't need the money, I'd open up an automitive electronics store and install car alarms, radar detectors, cell phones, and stereos with powerful amps and BIG HUGE speakers. LOL I had a friend in college whose father did that. Once we all took our cars in and had them "pimped out" in the 1980s when all the above things were more popular.
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Hmmm - oddly enough, 'science' only plays a 'supporting role' in my money-making portion of life. (Just as 'rock' plays a 'supporting role' in the foundation of my house... *Grin*)

'For money' I write... or illustrate... or animate... or model... or design... or build... or... a hundred-and-one different 'creative' endeavors that most people tend to separate.

I don't have a 'job title', no 'boss', no defined 'career'. Never saw the need (or sense) in such artificial distinction. I need something, like money...? I find out what somebody who HAS money, needs, (or wants), and make it/find it/ give it to them.

The very point of this thread separates 'science'... which, to me, is pretty dam... er, 'darn' silly. Science is there. It effects you. Whether you KNOW it is, and how, is beside the point. Every action DOES have an equal-and-opposite reaction. You realization and/or understanding of this is not a requirement for it to occur...

EVERYBODY 'does' science, all the time, whether they want to or not...
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I don't have a 'job title', no 'boss', no defined 'career'. Never saw the need (or sense) in such artificial distinction. I need something, like money...? I find out what somebody who HAS money, needs, (or wants), and make it/find it/ give it to them.
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Hey, Gunny- I need/want a winning lottery ticket.
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