whats a fulfilling career?

im at that age where i need to think abou twhat job im going to be doing for the rest of my life. I wanted to be a vet or makeup artist but my friend tell me that those jobs dont earn a lot of money.

9 Answers

  • melark
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Motherhood, the rewards are amazing

  • 1 decade ago

    Hi there! No one but you can answer this question accurately-however we can give advice. I'm totally with you and I understand the struggle to find an answer to this question. There is a big difference between being a vet (must have college degree plus a few more years of vet school) vs. a make up artist (no college degree but steady and growing exposure and experience). Instead of focusing on the money right away, try to think of the things you could NEVER want to be. This also helps eliminate some items from the list. Maybe then you can think of the "maybes" and then "possibles" and then perhaps of the "most likely" things you want to become. Also remember there is difference between a job and a career. One of them will fulfill you more completely by aligning more closely with your interests and with the type of life you desire.

  • 1 decade ago

    You should go with what you love. Sure. Money is good and all that but you have to think about it in the long-term scheme of things. Myself? I'm in the military. They offered a science-related job. I've always wanted to do that type of work. The money is okay but that form of employment is desirable to me. Kind of equals out. So, do whatever makes you happy. You're young enough. You can always swap out to a different field if things aren't what you wanted. Good luck and I hope that the New Year brings you many happy things. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    you need to think about whether the important thing is to make a lot of money or to have a "fulfilling" career.

    those two things are not often the same thing.

    anything that helps people or animals can be a fulfilling career... but robbing banks can make you a lot of money.

    from your two choices, i would say either one (vet or makeup artist) could be "fulfilling". Do what you love.

    have a nice day.

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  • 1 decade ago

    a career to me is something which helps you grow economically, socially and most importantly as a person. If you are doing a job which you are not comfortable doing, no matter how much you earn you can never go far on the other hand if you have a job/work which you love doing it then sooner or later you make good fortune out of it. please go for something which you love doing.

  • JFAD
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Veterinarians prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals. As the pet population grows, the need for well-trained professionals to provide quality care to animals grows. Median annual earnings of veterinarians were $66,590 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $51,420 and $88,060. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,020, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $118,430. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, average starting salaries of veterinary medical college graduates in 2004 varied by type of practice as follows:

    Small animals, predominantly $50,878

    Small animals, exclusively 50,703

    Large animals, exclusively 50,403

    Private clinical practice 49,635

    Large animals, predominantly 48,529

    Mixed animals 47,704

    Equine (horses) 38,628

    The average annual salary for veterinarians in the Federal Government in nonsupervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions was $78,769 in 2005: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm


    Make-up artists in film and TV are likely to work long and irregular hours, depending on the project they are working on. They often have to begin work long before filming begins each day. Full-time or contract workers in TV often work shifts which can include evening and weekend hours.

    Make-up artists in salons and the medical profession usually work more regular hours, but may need to work evenings and weekends.

    Make-up artists in film and TV work indoors in studios, or in temporary rooms when working on location, although they may have to improvise in more makeshift settings if conditions demand. Beautician make-up artists usually work in salons or retail stores. The work involves long periods of concentration. Make-up artists in film, TV and fashion often have to travel in the UK and abroad and spend periods away from home: http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/helpwithyourca...

    Make-up Artist tells the rewards, stresses and challenges to be overcome: http://www.jobprofiles.org/artfilm.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    STNA! The medical field is booming right now! There is always a market for it.

  • 1 decade ago

    work at the make up counter in a department store

  • 1 decade ago

    Whatever your passion is.

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