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Old 11-20-2005, 07:35 PM   #21
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I'm fire'd and still don' t know what I want to do

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Old 11-20-2005, 07:49 PM   #22
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Just relax - inspirations will come.

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Old 11-20-2005, 08:04 PM   #23
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They won't pay as well as some of the options discussed, but I think my kids chose reasonable "careers of the future." My son's a science teacher (good in all states except Kansas* ). He says he's taking his early retirement one summer at a time 8) .

And my daughter's in grad school in international relations--a great field if you love meeting people from other countries, speaking at least one foreign language, doing research, negotiating, global finance, internatinal development, etc. She has really gotten into the heavy-duty economics taught at her school (SAIS--Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study). She changed her mind several times as an undergrad--ended up double majoring in History and French Studies, which brought her to the former French colonies in Africa on a grant and thence to her field. Her fiance is a cancer researcher (PhD in Biology)--scientific research is a great field for a technical person.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:33 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by REWahoo!

I've seen no major trend toward outsourcing as of yet, but that doesn't mean finance careers won't move offshore, nor medical, as noted in this thread:

It's already here. Most of the major accounting firms are already having 1040's punched out in India. There are huge pools of skilled accountants there and the work is simple for the most part anyway.

Also I believe JP morgan is shipping a lot of their analysis work to equity analysts in India too.

Healthcare is a much safer bet if that's what she likes. Tell her to try out some jobs. Help her find some people she can shadow for a day. Also, don't believe that every college student changes their major 2-3 or 4 times. I knew from the time I was a freshman in high school that I wanted to double major in accounting and finance.

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Old 11-21-2005, 02:11 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by wab
Has she already picked a school?* *I can personally vouch for a good program at UCSD (and excellent beaches):
I can second that, DW went to UCSD and loved it, and got a great job in Biotech right nearby.

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