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What was your current/past career?

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by bjt223, Sep 2, 2017.

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  1. bjt223

    bjt223 5+ Year Member

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    Hey everyone,

    We all on a same path to get into medical school or any medical career professions. As a nontrad, we all went different routes in getting there. So to my curiosity, I was wondering what was everyone's past or current career before attending medical school?
     
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  3. Crayola227

    Crayola227 Mischief Master 2+ Year Member

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    didn't we already have this exact same thread in this same subforum?
     
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  4. LuvinLife283

    LuvinLife283 2+ Year Member

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    I was a high school music teacher.
     
  5. drlemons

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    Hairstylist [emoji1386]


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  6. juneaume

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    Paralegal in a bankruptcy firm
     
  7. RedRaider2013

    RedRaider2013 2+ Year Member

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    Commercial Banker specializing in credit risk mitigation. I hate life. Hopefully one day I’ll work up the courage to finally start my post bacc journey.
     
  8. Rocketdog

    Rocketdog 2+ Year Member

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    Truck Driver
     
  9. kmgfuturedoc1012

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    Various not-for-profit work, mostly on the administrative and project management side. I've also worked in education and youth programming, both in the US and overseas.
     
  10. Cornfed101

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    Technical services engineer for a medical software company. Starting a post bacc in the spring! Don't tell my boss, he doesn't know yet ;)
     
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  11. EMT2ER-DOC

    EMT2ER-DOC Why so Serious????? 10+ Year Member

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  12. kawi609

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    Geotechnical engineer
     
  13. tiramisucheese

    tiramisucheese

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    Same!
     
  14. divXyng

    divXyng 5+ Year Member

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    Software developer at a large tech company.
     
  15. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Sales, then respiratory therapy.
     
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  17. tryptamine

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    I bounced around quite a bit before arriving at this path, but the progression since graduation has been: research chemist --> English/chemistry teacher abroad --> backcountry guide/expedition manager --> bartender and barista --> middle manager at a Bay Area tech company --> unemployed med school application builder. It's fantastic to have a trajectory that finally feels right and sustainable.
     
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