Staring at screens is awesome. It's what I'm best at.I monitor and run the night mainframe processing for a company that owns 4 bank chains in New York. Which is a fancy way of saying I stare at a computer screen all night to make sure nothing blows up.
How cool is that? I'd love to be able to work with raw materials and transform it into cool stuff. The only thing I'm good at transforming is food to poo.Self employed, Leatherworker
Pinging @RiceMaiden, our master woodperson.
Your job sounds so cool! I've always wanted to work in the medical/health industry, I even play medic or support characters in the video games I play, just so I can help people. And wear white lab coats. But alas, I didn't go to med school, and if I started now, I'd be old before I finished it. I'm currently studying to become a registered nutritionist (nutrition technitian, actually. REAL nutritionists are MDs), which is as close as I can get to something medical-ish. Does it pay enough to count as a full-time job? Don't know yet.In a former life, I spent 10 years in the US Navy doing the same job Printimus described above. Now though, I work on laboratory equipment used in Immunology testing. They are basically big robotic pipetting machines that also handle reading the test plates and tell you the values for whatever test they are running. Some of the common things that are tested for on these machines are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Celiacs, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and various connective tissue disease. Chances are if you were screened for an autoimmune disease your blood may have gone through one of the kinds of machines that I work on, if you are in the Southeast US then it probably went through one of the ones I work on daily.
You guys have really awesome jobs!