What do you consider to be a cool job?:

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1 joeyjojo23rd Mar 2012 05:58:52 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
My neighbour was telling me about his daughter in newcastle today, and how she was a marine biologist and how I would probably get a long with herů >_<.

Anyway it got me thinking about how marine biology is a very trendy thing to be able to say you are working in if you're under 35. Not quite on the same level as say a astronaut or ballerina, but something that most people think of as being 'kray' despite knowing nothing about the field or what it involves.

What do you consider to be a 'cool' job?
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Sexologist always comes off as hilariously awesome sounding. But not "cool". It's just hilariously awesome.

Closest I can get to cool and just plain cool is being a Myth Buster.
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3 MarkVonLewis23rd Mar 2012 06:02:16 PM from Somewhere in Time , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Master of Whiskey. I saw it on Bar Rescue; one of the specialists the guy called in to help out a bar, his job title was Master of Whiskey.

... I want that job.
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4 LoniJay23rd Mar 2012 06:02:22 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
The job I'm studying for cool
Be not afraid...
Lover of masks.
Being a psychologist.
Please.
I don't know.
Making fans and refrigerators. Maintaining a skating rink. Being a lifeguard. Being an Antarctic researcher.

Although that last one actually would be pretty cool.

Or being one of those guys working on shows like Planet Earth.
And to say I was nervous...
it wouldn't be quite enough.
7 joeyjojo23rd Mar 2012 06:16:32 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
@loni jay: why are you a darling overachievertongue

@ The Dead Mans Life: being a parapsychologist, always sounded cool to me. But I doubt you can make a living off it.

edited 23rd Mar '12 6:19:32 PM by joeyjojo

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8 MetaFour23rd Mar 2012 06:22:41 PM from the edge of the sun
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I have degree in entomology, and depending on how my interviews go next week, I may have a job in that field.

Living the dream.
9 joeyjojo23rd Mar 2012 06:24:50 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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Bugs? that's pretty cool I guess. I know forensic entomology is hot right now thanks to that god awfully crime show (you know the one)

edited 23rd Mar '12 6:25:06 PM by joeyjojo

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Lover of masks.
Psych? Fuck off. Psych is awesome and you know it.
Please.
11 MetaFour23rd Mar 2012 06:32:08 PM from the edge of the sun
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Those real-life folks do great work, but it's definitely not for me. I'm way too squeamish to work with human remains.
12 joeyjojo23rd Mar 2012 06:34:53 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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You better not be.
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14 Grimview23rd Mar 2012 06:38:26 PM from British Columbia
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@Loni: What job would that be?

As for the topic, I'm hoping to get into grad school working toward engineering photovoltaic cells (solar panels), and hopefully working in that field down the line. Ideally, I'd like to end up able to go to developing countries and set up things like solar-powered water pumps for wells, and small solar stations for schools and the like.

I think that'd be cool, anyway. tongue
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15 LoniJay23rd Mar 2012 06:47:26 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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16 Grimview23rd Mar 2012 06:49:09 PM from British Columbia
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[up] Aaah. Cool.smile
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17 betterthanstrawberry23rd Mar 2012 06:53:08 PM from back in the atmosphere.
Dreaming out loud.
From certain, possibly misguided perspectives, I think that war journalism leaves space for great ambitions.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
18 joeyjojo23rd Mar 2012 06:53:38 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
@lonijay/grim :I'm not an animal person but I heard about people knitting jumpers for oil slicked baby penguins[1], that warmed my frost covered heart.waii

edited 23rd Mar '12 6:54:41 PM by joeyjojo

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19 Grimview23rd Mar 2012 06:55:03 PM from British Columbia
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@betterthan: War journalism would be both terrifying and fascinating. I'd still rather go to places where the wars have stopped, and help rebuild, though.

edit-> @joey: Oh, I'm not an animal person at all, aside from cats. I love cats. But I have no stomach for biology classes. I'm a science guy. tongue

edited 23rd Mar '12 6:55:48 PM by Grimview

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20 LoniJay23rd Mar 2012 06:56:22 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Oh, you can also knit little pouches for orphaned fruit bats and possums waii
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21 joeyjojo23rd Mar 2012 07:37:25 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
Happy New Year!
@grim: you have a rather dismissive snobby attitude towards the soft sciences.. Your'e a man after my own heart!
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22 Inhopelessguy23rd Mar 2012 07:42:08 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
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Inb4 social vs core science argument

Anyway, I think any of the social sciences, really. I mean, contributing to human development? That's epic.

Now, I'm probably biased because I want to be a research psychologist, but meh.

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23 Grimview23rd Mar 2012 08:06:51 PM from British Columbia
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@Hope: Society develops by the progression of technology. Technology progresses because of advances in science - physical sciences, that is (most often, chemistry and physics). Social science tracks progression, and understands it, but it rarely actually shapes it.

If Social Science shaped progression, we'd have gotten rid of war centuries ago. Instead, we've gotten better at it. Never mind the complete lack of social scientists predicting the rise of the internet and "plugged-in" culture. Very few of them are even researching it properly, that I've seen.

@Joey: I'm a Physics major who wants to go into Materials Engineering with some interests in International Development. It's not so much that I'm dismissive as just that I am well aware where my strong points lie. tongue
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Well, I'm interested in political science, economics, sociology, and psychology. But that's me. tongue
25 Inhopelessguy23rd Mar 2012 08:34:28 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
So digital! ^▽^
political science, economics, sociology, and psychology

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