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Career brainstorm
#1
Somehow i know this is going to decend into a farce but i'll give it a go...

I want to think of a new career.  At the moment i'll consider anything.  There is a chance i will have a decent redundancy payout to keep me in education if it is necessary to retrain for a few years.  All serious suggestions will be considered even if it means studying another degree!

I am currently a scientist and i have a degree in Chemistry.  I enjoy the work but after 8 years i feel i am ready for a change.  I like being outdoors and doing exercise.  I love watching sport but that's not really a career.  I like making things and solving technical challenges.  I like (most) people and like helping people.  I don't like too muh repetition

Suggest me a career!  What do you guys do?  Do you enjoy it?  Would you avoid it?  I've got a few ideas but i don't want to influence anyone.  Money is not the primary driver, although decent pay wouldn't be a bad thing.  Or does anyone know any good career advice resources?

Ideally i'd be a pro rider, however i think i left it a bit late for that one  Big Grin
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#2
Park ranger/land management?
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
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#3
Try not to get stuck behind an office desk is my advice. It's so very boring, even when it's interesting.
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#4
Sorry to veer off-topic so quickly, but that sort of chemist are you? would you be interested in going back into science?
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#5
No chance of tupeing in your area or definitely decided on a new start?

I hear there are some well funded CASE studentships around if you fancy calling yourself Dr?

If I was looking to start again I'd go for something that lets you stay hands on for as long as possible especially if there's always a chance of learning to do new stuff.
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#6
I'm an analytical chemist working in a synthetic chemistry team so either option would be a possibility to persue.  I'm not totally adverse to continuing in Science but would like a change from my current job.

Heading south - its likely i'll get TUPEd but have a chance of getting a redundancy which would fund the career move / retraining
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#7
"pittgoat" Wrote:I'm an analytical chemist working in a synthetic chemistry team so either option would be a possibility to persue.  I'm not totally adverse to continuing in Science but would like a change from my current job.

Heading south - its likely i'll get TUPEd but have a chance of getting a redundancy which would fund the career move / retraining

I'll pm you (if the internet connection holds up...)
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#8
Well as a complete change and in an outdoors direction, Go Ape were one of the top 100 small companies to work for according to the times a week or 2 ago. Tend to be based near good biking - they're recruiting at coed y brennin at the mo I think
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#9
Strangely enough Mrslagging & I were talking Pfizers this very morning. Recently she's spent a week up in Peterborough & the hot career news up there is the great investment plan of Pfizers building a totally new facility near Cambridge
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#10
Defect to Lilly, BM, ICI etc  - not really a career change but a change of scenery, more like a busman's holiday!

or become a school 'lab technician' you know the kind of weird dude you always saw at school who trudged around the corridors in a lab coat - think this would suit you sir!

or as treacle pointed out land management/environmental management.
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