First job- lifeguard
lab assist in college
anesthesia tech, research
harvested/recovered cadaver tissue
...I like the short order cook thought. People barking orders, the "glue" of the system, anticipating what's next, etc.
bartending!!!The best jobs for prep for anesthesiology?
Ditto here. Just a summer job. Showing up @ 0500 sucked, but leaving at 1330 rocked.haha... I forgot phlebotomist too. must be a trend.
My major was finance with a significant science background in undergrad. Wouldn't change the finance degree for anything.Based on the responses so far, it would appear that we have a number of "bent arrows"...
so what did you all do besides college, medical school, and residency?
LOL Noy, I did rough carpentry and landscaping all through high school and college winters and summers..... Those rough carpenters are some hard dudes. I remember a dude standing on the roof of a home during January when the ply was seriously like ICE asking me to THROW him up a new saw blade!!!!! LOL LOLMostly played sports, football and baseball. College All-American First team Catcher, Conference MVP.
Brief stint with Mets.
Emergency Room Tech
Carpenter (nail banger)
soupcan, you are officially my idol.I grew up on a ranch in the northern central plains. I've been riding horse since diapers, driving tractors since I could see over the steering wheel, cars since 12, and semi since 15. My other work experience breaks up nicely into three parts:
Worked at an ag research station.
Night watchman during calving season at the university cattle barns.
Research and Teaching Assistant in Economics (MS).
Nurse Aid in Emergency Room.
Donor tissue recovery.
Research aid in cardiac lab.
and finally, my favorite jobs...
Counted fish for the Idaho Fish and Game. This involved snorkeling backcountry streams and whitewater rivers while living out of a tent for two summers.
Whitewater rafting guide in CO and AK.
Snowcat operator in Vail, work all night - ride all day.....
I totally agree with you. Sitting and studying seems so unproductive and frankly unsatisfying. I can't count the times I have come home and wished that I had some good old fashioned manual labor to do.first job was cleaning up the jobsite for my bricklayer uncle. He would lay brick and I'd go around cleaning stuff up and helping him out. I worked a couple summers like this when I was 10-12 or so.
next job was volunteering at a goodwill store from 14-15. I was too young to get paid but it was more convenient for my dad to pick me up there than right after school so I hung around for a few hours.
from 15-18 I worked in a dishroom; washing dishes, mopping floors etc.
I think I started teaching guitar when I was 17 too and continued doing that until right before leaving for med school. I miss teaching and I'm thinking about picking up a couple students.
as soon as I was 18 I got a job waiting tables; did that until I was 24 and went to med school. (present-day)
I took a year off somewhere in there and taught English in Prague. Good times, I miss having a job honestly... I know I should enjoy the first two years of med school cause it's the last time I'll be totally free like this, but still it's too much free time... I'd rather be doing something productive with my hands.
Ha Ha, very similar scenario. I was planning on a career in baseball and as a catcher I had the best chance of making it as the odds go. I was relatively injury free for years and reliable which just about guarantees a shot. Plus I could play. I was riding in buses for about 5yrs playing in town after town. I went to the movies with some teamates to see "Bull Durham". One of my all time fav's. I watched that movie the whole time thinking thats gonna be me. A lifelong catcher with a few chances at the show here and there (I couldn't hit like Piazza but I could out catch his arse) and then after I couldn't play any longer I'd become a coach in some midwest farm town. I got terrified and went to Med Sch. Best decision I could have made.Professional hockey player...gave up millions by choosing to become a doctor instead of playing in the NHL...now I am suffering through four years of medical school and a five year residency (I am going to do a peds fellowship)...good call.
Working on my house during med school kept me sane (and kept me out of most gas programs ).I totally agree with you. Sitting and studying seems so unproductive and frankly unsatisfying. I can't count the times I have come home and wished that I had some good old fashioned manual labor to do.
1)Firefighter/Paramedic...right outta high school....for two years...worked 24 hours on, 48 hours off.....exciting, fraternity like...matured me beyond my years (I was 18 when I got hired)Based on the responses so far, it would appear that we have a number of "bent arrows"...
so what did you all do besides college, medical school, and residency?
I forgot to pad my resume with the following gems:
Taco Bell Manager
24 Hour Fitness Front Desk Attendant
Octopus Spearfisherman (well, this is what I would have done if I didn't get into med school).
What med school are you at? I played major Juniors and chased the dream for a while. Where did you play juniors?Professional hockey player...gave up millions by choosing to become a doctor instead of playing in the NHL...now I am suffering through four years of medical school and a five year residency (I am going to do a peds fellowship)...good call.
Don't be a patroller. Just a bomber. Patrollers are arses usually b/c they have some authority (I'll confiscate your ticket) and don't seem to feel complete until they stick their chests out. The bombers/avy crew are kool as ****. They know what slopes are good to go and more importantly which ones to avoid. They don't have any reason to give you crap.Dream job if anesthesia doesn't pan out (neglecting of course my 240K in medschool loans):
Ski patroller in Jackson Wy. What's better than getting paid to both blow things up and to ski all day? That, my friends, is the height of employment. Incidentally, a coupla years ago some ski patrollers in Utah overshot the mountain with the howitzer and the shell landed in some guys back yard.
You guys could not have been any good at hockey. Everyone knows that hockey players are only 1 SD above football players which are 3 SD's behind baseball players in intelligence .What med school are you at? I played major Juniors and chased the dream for a while. Where did you play juniors?
Thats cool I didn't know the under 18 team was a junior team - back in my day it was a developmental team that played various D1-3 colleges. What junior league are they affiliated with?Noyak...I played defense, one of those big, brusing types (6'5, 240)...yeah, guys really didn't want to go into the corners with me.
Hockeyguy...I attend Saint Louis University and played junior for the USA Under-18 National team.
here's the story from utah:Don't be a patroller. Just a bomber. Patrollers are arses usually b/c they have some authority (I'll confiscate your ticket) and don't seem to feel complete until they stick their chests out. The bombers/avy crew are kool as ****. They know what slopes are good to go and more importantly which ones to avoid. They don't have any reason to give you crap.
Yeah maceo, I'm generalizing again
BTW, what happened to that guy?