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James McDaniel
(BigEarth) - F
What do you do for a living? on 10/22/2011 09:04:06 MDT Print View

Industrial Engineer by degree but my career morphed to Software Engineering and Manager over the years.

Jason Cravens
(packpack)

Locale: Cumberland Plateau
IT Pro on 10/22/2011 09:42:02 MDT Print View

another +1 for computer engineer/analyst in healthcare industry

Steve Cain
(hoosierdaddy) - F

Locale: Western Washington
Re: FSR on 10/22/2011 09:49:50 MDT Print View

Adam, you've just posted most of my job description...except that I'm a cop.

Dylan Snodgrass
(TrueNorth)

Locale: San Francisco, CA
Re: What do you do for a living? on 10/22/2011 11:36:42 MDT Print View

Started out as a firefighter.

Spent my 30's building houses as a carpenter.

Currently a ER nurse...

Sabine Funk
(SabineFunk) - F
Re: What do you do for a living? on 10/22/2011 14:26:28 MDT Print View

Studying Forestry Engineering to turn my hobby into my profession. I live for nature...

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
LEO on 10/22/2011 14:36:32 MDT Print View

Steve said "Adam, you've just posted most of my job description...except that I'm a cop."- that makes a total of two LEO's. I'm afraid we're seriously out numbered by the engineers :)

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: LEO on 10/22/2011 14:50:27 MDT Print View

"I'm afraid we're seriously out numbered by the engineers"

Nah, we'll just call you enforcement engineers. ;)

Frank H.
(porker110) - F

Locale: California
RE: on 10/23/2011 14:07:18 MDT Print View

Student Majoring in Forestry.

jennifer ross
(jenhifive) - F

Locale: Norcal
Re: What do you do for a living? on 10/23/2011 18:45:27 MDT Print View

I'm a retail Photo Technician. It's like a stand-by mechanic for a big wet printer.

Erik Dietz
(erikdtz)

Locale: Los Angeles
making a living on 10/23/2011 20:33:12 MDT Print View

I'm a music teacher and I manage a music store.

Joe Newton
(grayjoe)
what do you do for a living on 10/24/2011 05:30:56 MDT Print View

Veterinary pathologist in academia - haven't been bitten, kicked or run over by an animal in years

Mark Primack
(Bufa) - MLife

Locale: Cape Cod and Northern Newfoundland
Conservationist on 10/24/2011 06:02:47 MDT Print View

Spent thirty years executive directing land trusts and environmental advocacy orgs and working for the state as regional park superintendent. Was also Dep. Secretary of Transportation for my state, the only non-engineer in the upper echelons. Yes, I was an Inglish major. Now semi-retired and working for a wealthy family(former donors) managing their forest land holdings half-time/flex-time so I can have time to play. I recently won a major award as the Best Jewish Chainsaw Operator Over 60 in my town.

Steve Gaioni
(sgaioni) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
another engineer...sorta on 10/24/2011 06:50:22 MDT Print View

Earned my BS Biomedical Engineering and MS in Management...but did a 20 year career as a Marine Infantry Officer. Now a "consultant".

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
student on 10/24/2011 09:07:15 MDT Print View

So far i have been a janitor, cook, cabinet maker, cook, millworker, cook, retail, pharmacy tech, house flipper, machinist (my main career for 6-7 years). As you can see I keep coming back to being a cook, so...

I am now a culinary student.
the sad part about this is that i still generally eat mountainhouse and the like when in the backcountry

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: "What do you do for a living?" on 10/24/2011 09:57:28 MDT Print View

My BA degree is in Dramatic Arts. I'm a working actor by profession, which is never full time, and a pretty much full time substitute school teacher for my day job. If you're interested, you can look me up on IMDB.com.

Edited by socalpacker on 10/24/2011 10:02:38 MDT.

Cody Lebow
(CLebow) - F

Locale: Orange County
Not an NG.. on 10/25/2011 09:39:07 MDT Print View

Im a tile setter, doesn't pay the best but being self employed lets me take midweek trips so thats a nice perk.

Roger Heward
(green1) - F

Locale: Alberta, Canada
What do you do for a living? on 10/25/2011 10:06:23 MDT Print View

My regular job is as a telecommunications technician installing and repairing phone, internet, and TV service for a large telecom.

I also have all sorts of volunteer jobs, I volunteer as an EMT on a rural ambulance, I volunteer as an amateur radio operator for all sorts of events from foot races, to equestrian endurance rides, to Car rally races, I also volunteer as a spotter for an air search and rescue group, and as a medical first responder with St John Ambulance. I've also been known to volunteer with a scout/venturer group, and it sounds like I may end up being roped in to being a Rover scout adviser next year.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
my turn on 10/25/2011 13:29:38 MDT Print View

I work in Local Government / Public Administration.

Current projects/tasks involve Open Space/Park Planning, Operation & Preservation, along with Communication/Outreach (website, newsletters, etc.), and anything deemed too time-consuming for my manager to handle.

Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
Re: What do you do for a living? on 10/25/2011 15:25:13 MDT Print View

Systems Administrator (I.T. stuff, server side), looking to move into computer programming

Evan McCarthy
(evanrussia) - MLife

Locale: Northern Europe
Re: What do you do for a living? on 10/25/2011 17:17:50 MDT Print View

I work for the State Department; which is good, since by sending me to Tajikistan for my first assignment eight years ago, I initially got into backpacking.