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So what jobs do you guys have that are out of the ordinary pre-med set.. i.e. EMT-B, pharmacy tech, CNA, lab workers.. all that good stuff.

Any car salesman? Desk workers? Construction?
 

Raindrop423

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Telemarketer for my school in undergrad... then supervisor at said telemarketing thing... head teacher in a daycare... and teaching English in Europe. I think it's nice to have had some jobs that have nothing (or not much) to do with medicine - stuff I wouldn't have experienced otherwise.
 
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Been working at the gym for nearly the past three years. Both as a personal trainer and front desk. Also worked as a barista..gotta love the free coffee for those late night study sessions!
 

riverjib

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I worked for three years teaching whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, backpacking/mountaineering, and wilderness survival. It's still my weekend job, and it probably always will be...
 

BenUstudent

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I have been a server for three years and hopefully will become a E.R. tech soon
 

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IP Relay, I make calls for deaf or hard of hearing people through a chat room.
 

Naijaba

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Computer technician, just like Chuck, although I am not a spy ; )
 

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Home security installation assistant, land surveyor, outreach worker for volunteers of america
 
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So what jobs do you guys have that are out of the ordinary pre-med set.. i.e. EMT-B, pharmacy tech, CNA, lab workers.. all that good stuff.

Any car salesman? Desk workers? Construction?

I'm a Beauty Specialist Supervisor at Kohls... I put make up on people.:shrug:
 
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I sold shoes at a sweet sportin goods store for seven years! It was great...plus I got to buy everything at cost :) you wouldn't believe how amazing that is!
 

st2205

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Steel yard.

IP Relay, I make calls for deaf or hard of hearing people through a chat room.
Did that ever get awkward with some of the stuff people say?
 

BurghStudent

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I've been working as a columnist and an editor for my school paper.
 

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IP Relay, I make calls for deaf or hard of hearing people through a chat room.
Some of my friends in HS used to call that and make them say disgusting and weird things.

I'm sorry :(
 

Daedra22

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Delivery driver... it's not glamorous, but I make $15/hr on average. I also do some auctioneering, if I get a sale. Since I'm in school I don't have the time to devote to finding sales that I would like to have.
 
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I worked in Entertainment at Disney World and also was a Hooters Girl at the LBV location. And now I work as a prn aide in the float pool at our hospital. Fun times.
 

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I drove a submarine................at Disneyland =D
 

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I nannied for 2 families from my senior year of high school all the way through college. I really miss it now that I am in med school
 

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photo technician at a walgreens, senior year of college.




i've had people laugh at me when i told them this. then the next question is always, "do you ever see gross pictures??"



i hated every moment of that job. only night job i could find to fit with my school schedule.
 

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shift leader for a quick service restaurant and smoothie shop, seasonal state job as a lab assistant for an entomology lab, patient transporter/ environmental services in a community hospital, line "cook" for PF Changs, kitchen aide at hospital, ER "flow" tech. Next up > Med student :)
 

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blockbuster man!!! You should definitely do this the summer before med school. It's chill, easy and you get free/discounted rentals. You can watch movies everyday. Relatively low stress too. A runner up would be working in the movie theater but that's actual work cause people tend to be pigs. The **** you find in that room... just wow how the hell did they pull it off. Craziest thing I found was a used condom.
 
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worked as a dispatcher for the campus police department... long periods of boredom mostly, but occasionally something interesting. Had a prof call 911 because she locked herself inside one of the buildings.. I'm still not sure how that is even possible...
 

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I used to work in a food store, standing behind the milk and putting new ones up whenever someone took one. It was lots of fun.

Also memories of 7 foot tall pallets tipping over.
 
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I was wondering, during a gap year in which one is applying for medical school (year between finishing undergrad and hopefully starting med school) is it imperative that I work in the medical field or something similar (public health, etc) to show that I am still interested in going to medical school? I want to get a real job so I can earn some money to spend on my med school education and without a masters in something, i can't get anything substantial in the medical related field that is not minimum wage.

Also, is working at a gym considered a medical related job (like a personal trainer and fitness instructor)?
 

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I've worked at a grocery store for two years. I hate it so much. I can't wait to start a new job this fall - either a lab tech or a tutor at school.
 

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I've worked at a grocery store for two years. I hate it so much. I can't wait to start a new job this fall - either a lab tech or a tutor at school.
Paperboy! and I did some farm work...I really liked those jobs....
I also worked at a grocery store....worst 4 moths of me life!
 

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Let's see. In order (ones I've kept since high school first):

1. Cashier/waitress/hostess/busgirl/etc. for a Chinese restaurant (2006-2010, quit last month).
2. Classical trumpeter (2006-2007)
3. ESOL instructor at a community college (2007-2008)
4. Japanese-English translator (freelance, 2007-present)
5. Writer (freelance, 2009-present)
6. Babysitter (Lol, 2001-present)
7. At-home ESOL tutor (2009-2010)
8. English learners' conversation practice coordinator (2009-2010)
9. Camp counselor (2009)
10. House sitter/cleaner (2009-2010)
11. Resident Adviser (RA) (2010-present)

I'm currently looking for another job; I'll take pretty much whatever I can get. I think varied experience is important! And as long as I don't have to work four jobs at once again, I'll be thrilled, as that killed my GPA.
 

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I've worked at two grocery stores for 4 years. I'm not a fan, but I get paid 13 an hour, so I can't complain too much.
 

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H.S.: burger flipper, swim lessons instructor, lifeguard, swimming coach (really miss coaching), secretary for family business (applied to be a roughneck in the oilfield, but they wouldn't hire me because I'm a girl.... instead they got the drunk jock who showed up hungover and couldn't put in a days work :p)

College: repeat of above, minus secretary plus research asst.

current: clinical lab scientist
 

Jolt21

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had an internship at Merrill Lynch for a term, DJ, Geek Squad @ Best Buy, Fitness Instructor @ local gym, Barber
 
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MissB

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I've worked as a teacher's assistant in a day care, fitness instructor for toddlers, administrative assistant for a micro-finance company
 

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I was an MMA coach, kick boxing instructor and taught sexual assault and aggression defense courses and did some training for local LEO and FBI departments.

Other than that, med aide, lab tech, research, blah blah blah.