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When going to college for physical therapy is it worth the time and money?

My name is Keely, I live in Az, I’ve been thinking about being a Physical therapist. I’ve started to think about cost for college and it led me to think is it really worth it? When going to college for physical therapy is it worth the time and money? What are some class you had to take to get this job and what are some of the best colleges to go to for this job?

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How to start a career in Instructional Design?

I am an SME in the Chemistry field and looking to switch to the Instructional Design field. I am seeking a piece of serious advice and what are the options for jobs in this Instructional Design field.

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What is the best way for me to start my career as a mortician?

I have applied for mortuary school, but don't know where to go from there.

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In your opinion, how difficult would it be to get hired as a Psychiatrist ?

I'm sure working as a Psychiatrist is challenging just like any other job, but I'm curious to say if it is difficult is it worth the time and money? I want to get into something similar to this and look at other options but I want advice to see if this is a good choice.

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Law or Political Science?

I am a junior in high school. I am not sure whether to study law or political science in college, although at first, I was sure of political science. I am interested in both but I don't know how to decide since I have heard multiple things about each.

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i want to create new medicine for a disease but i don't know where to start ?

i like chemistry and mixing compounds together. #careeradvice #medicine #chemistry #internationalstudents

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Feel lost with no idea what i want to do with my life.

I'm a 21 year old and honestly feel like a failure everyday. I've bounced from job to job, looking for my purpose. Every job thus far i've had ive absolutely despised. I'm not looking for something that has a huge annual salary, i just want to work somewhere and be truly happy working there. I love photography and editing pictures. But have no idea how i would go about becoming a professional. And it seems like a goal i could never achieve. Does anyone have any idea what i should do to help/better myself? How i could go about finding my true purpose? #jobs #work #lost #careeradvice #needhelp #guidance

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Would Nursing be a good Career for me?

My name is Aniyah. I'm a very big people person. When doing a job I love to be around others. Normally I am very kind and understanding. Also I am very hard-working. Normally I learn hands on. I try to learn new things everyday, laugh when I can, and help others laugh to. Since I was little I've loved helping other people. However I am not sure if Nursing is a good career for me. #careeradvice #career #job #nursing #medicene

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The Best Career for a Lover of Language

Hello everyone! I was just wondering what a good career would be for someone with my hobbies/skillsets/shortcomings. I am an aspiring polyglot, specifically with Korean, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, English (Native), Japanese, and Russian. As of posting this question, I am fluent in Spanish and English, and conversational in French. I love learning languages. I can't really explain why, but I just love it; I don't know if it's because it's like a puzzle, or because I get to communicate with other people around the world, but I just love language and want to learn as many different ones as that I can fit into my head! Another passion I have is the written word in particular. While this does relate to the aforementioned point, I relate this more to writing and composition. I love making great stories and copy that people enjoy reading. I feel that what entices me about this the most is the creative-aspect of it-I love being able to create new things. I also love to help people. I've had a lot of caregiving jobs in the past, and I feel that this part of me is what attracts these types of occupations. However, one problem with this is the physical part of the job-taking care of elders is great until I have to help them in the bathroom. As a germaphobe, eventually these jobs got to me, as they typically entailed cleaning/sanitizing of some sort, leading to some icky situations. A job where I help people by means that isn't physical (teaching?) would be a great fit, I feel. All I know is my dream job is related to those 3 things. I've thought of translating/writing/teaching, but I wanted to know if there are any specific jobs or industries I should look into. Now, for my shortcomings. Firstly, I am a very emotional person. An occupation where this would jeopardize my success should be avoided. To further develop on this, by emotional I mean that I tend to let my emotions get the best of me, meaning that occupations where my emotions would be tested, such as a surgeon or therapist, would probably not be good for my mental health. (I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as OCD.) Another shortcoming I have is that I get easily stressed out/overwhelmed. The more welcoming and low-stress an environment is, the better, as I do not thrive in high-stress environments. An ideal environment would be one where it's very team-oriented and everyone has great synergy, and there's little conflict, and any conflict is effectively worked through, as opposed to less productive solutions. Finally, I procrastinate. A lot. I know that most people do this, but I have a very big problem with this. I know that a more favorable solution to this shortcoming would be to work on it, but I mention it here to give some more detail to my profile and help understand how I am in the workspace. Lastly, anything manual-labor oriented should be disregarded. The less amount of physical exertion in an occupation, the better. It's not that I don't enjoy exercise (I walk a mile a day outside to stay kinda "in shape") I just see myself as more of a mental worker than a physical worker, if that makes sense. I also don't tend to do very good work that is manual, such as cleaning/repairing/moving. It's not my strong suit. Some other interests that weren't covered include video games, traveling, and beauty/fashion. These interests are not as strong as language/writing for me, but they're still significant hobbies. Lastly, I don't plan on having kids or a family (I'm lGbt if that matters), so an occupation with a lower salary isn't a deal breaker. I also am willing to relocate to pretty much anywhere for any amount of time-a nomadic lifestyle is somewhat appealing to me. Again, all of these points are ideals, meaning that, obviously I don't expect to find a job that's perfect for me, but rather I'm trying to find a career that would compliment my traits best. Thank you for any help! #career #careeradvice #career-advice -Dylan

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How to engage more audiences on Linkedin?

To all professionals reading this post, thank you for your precious time! I hope all is well on your end! :) Context: I like to use Linkedin to look for jobs and connect with like-minded people. However, my posts don't usually generate a lot of views. I don't know how LinkedIn algorithm works behind the scene, but I believe there must be some tricks people use to generate traffic (hashtags or tagging influencers) Questions: 1. What are some other useful tips to engage more audiences (or even recruiters) on Linkedin? 2. How to become a content creator ? (some people post about their job searching experience and received over 1k likes & dozens of comments?! jaw-dropping) #linkedin #career #HR #recruiters #technology #algorithm #writer #influencer #contentCreator #strategy #consulting #careeradvice #professionals

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What's the one thing you would do differently if you could travel back in time to where you started your career / coding journey?

As a self-taught web developer, at some point during my coding journey, I got distracted and switched to a different language just out of curiosity. (switch from JavaScript to Python). Three months later, I realized that Python or Data science isn't really my thing. (I definitely see the beauty and power of Python!) However, I love JavaScript or Front-end web development more than extracting insights from data set. So for me, I would definitely tell myself to FOCUS on one language if I could travel back in time. 1. What about you? 2. What kind of advice would you give yourself if life can rewind and replay? I'm asking this question because it allows me learn valuable lessons / insights from others' story! (If you don't mind sharing!) As always, Thank you for your time in reading this post and sharing your story! I wish you all the best & take care of yourself! #career #business #coding #professional #timeTravel #Focus #programming #webdevelopment #python #javascript #careerguidance #education #Learning #careeradvice #careerchoices #technology

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How do you overcome imposter syndrome?

As a self-taught web developer, I often wonder whether I am competent enough to apply for web developer jobs that typically require a degree in Computer Science & require 2+ years (or more) of relevant work experiences for junior web developer position. The requirement section in the job post seems to expect A LOT from the candidates. Some front-end developer positions also require candidates to know back-end technology/languages. Some job posts simply list out all the preferred skills they are looking for in a candidate. When I look at the job description, it just seems like I can never meet all of their requirements. Most likely, I only meet 50% ~60% of the requirements. While I'm confident about my ability to pick up things quickly, many companies want to hire experienced people :( 1. What's your career advice? 2. What would you do if you were in my shoes? 3. If you are a Hiring Manager / Engineering Team Lead, how much weight would you put on a candidates' soft skills during the interview? Would soft skills trump the technical skills in your hiring decisions? Candidate A: Technical skills(85%) + soft skills (60%) Candidate B: Technical skills (70%) + soft skills (75%) Thank you for your time to read my post & your willingness to help out a Web Dev Ninja -to-be All the best & Take Care! :)) #JULY20 #career #careerAdvice #technology #coding #interview-prep #impostersyndrome #WebDevelopment #technicalSkills #softSkills #HR #humanresource #jobpost

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I want to have a my career in filmmaking field. I'm 18 yo, uncertain about what to do in future. I want to start learning about dop, writing, editing and direction. Whats the best way for me to start?

I just turned 18 and I'm so so passionate about films. I don't have unrealistic expectations of being a star director or so. I just want to be a part of filmmaking process. #film #college #art #career #careeradvice #filmmaking #editing #direction #cinematography #dop #screenplay #creativewriting

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Should I stay in the oilfield service industry or make a career change?

The oil industry is full of uncertainty and requires me to live in places I would rather not (North Dakota/West Texas). Money can be very good. Should I stay in it for the long haul or take the leap into a different industry? Currently a general manager of a $25M/year oilfield service business. Enjoy my current position and feel confident about my future with current employer, but I want to be prepared for an uncertain future. I have a bachelor's degree in accounting. I have also partially completed an MBA. #oilfield #energy #careeradvice #careermove #business

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Is a contract linguist a good job option for someone who plans to obtain a degree in criminal justice,who likes to travel,learn different languages and work with computers?

I am interested in learning and mastering as many languages as I can . I also want to obtain a masters in criminal justice. My idea is to work with the FBI if possible, but I am not sure if the degree I want to obtain is beneficial for this profession. #careeradvice

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Should I study data science at university?

I am a generalist who is good with numbers and words. I am not sure if I should pursue an economics and politics degree or do data science instead as it is more practical and there's a higher chance that I could get a job at the end of it. #careeradvice # #first-job #job-search

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Which college majors are best for people aspiring to become occupational therapists?

I'm looking into majors such as human development, neuroscience, psychology, and biology. Are there other majors I should consider? Thanks! #occupationaltherapy #OT #collegemajors #careeradvice #occupationaltherapist #humandevelopment

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What are the best ways to prepare for a career as an occupational therapist?

I'm interesting in seeing what OTs did to prepare for their careers. Observations? Internships? Research? Volunteering? #occupationaltherapy #careeradvice #OT #occupational-therapist

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How did you know that the career you chose was absolutely what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?

I am about to be a senior in high school and I know that, right now, I want to be a neurologist, but I am worried that once I start studying to become one, I will realize I do not like it, but by then it will be too late to change my mind. I just want to know how you discovered what career you wanted to go into, and how you knew it was the right one for you? #choosingtherightfield #careeradvice #medicalfield #uncertainty #decions

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