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  #1  
November 17th, 2010, 09:52 AM
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What is everyone's backgrounds in these areas? Seems we have a group with quite diverse backgrounds, and since I work in vocational rehabilitation, I was curious about everyone's vocational/education background.

I have a degree in psychology, as well as an after degree Diploma in guidance and am a registered rehabilitation professional. For the last 12 years, I have worked for a private psychologist, conducting forensic assessments for the courts relative to personal injury.
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November 17th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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I have a degree in civil & structural engineering, and hold a professional licence in it (which requires more than a degree). I've worked for a small structural engineering firm, provincial government, and the municipal government where I currently work. Because of the area I work in I also hold an operator's licence from the Ministry of the Environment for the type of infrastructure I help run.
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November 17th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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I have a certificate in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy and am currently in school towards my RN.
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November 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM
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I'm switching from a Psych major to an Education major.
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November 17th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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I have a degree in Graphic Design. My work history is pretty much working with developmentally disabled adults (children on rare occasion). I started working in an institutional setting on a locked behavioral unit. I then went into group some setting opening them and managing a few along with new intakes and stuff.

I'm looking into going back to school for my RN. My MIL offered to cover the school expenses for me and I think I'm going to take her up on it. I really liked working in the field I did, but god forbid anything were to ever happen to my DH I could never support my family on what I would make doing that even at the level of management I was at when I left the field.
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November 17th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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I have my Bachelor of Social Work Degree and am a Licensed Social Worker (so, BSW/LSW). I am also a certified health officer for our county, and therefore can do involuntary hospitalizations (ie. pink slips), and other psychiatric and behavioral hospital placements for the kids and adults in our area. I am taking time off from that right now, as I got a new job in July. I'm planning to go back to it, and when I do that I will be on call for my county from 5pm-8am on the days I am scheduled.
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November 17th, 2010, 02:15 PM
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November 17th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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BA in Sociology and Theology and I have my Juris Doctorate.
I have been practicing law for 5 and 1/2 years with three of those years being just part-time. I am days away from retiring, for now anyway, when this baby #3 arrives! I am 39 weeks and 3 days - feel free to come anyday baby!!
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November 17th, 2010, 04:23 PM
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November 17th, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Went to University for Theatre Design for 2 years and switched to a certificate in Audio Engineering.
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November 18th, 2010, 07:56 AM
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AAS in Paralegal Studies and I'm currently working as a legal assistant. Starting in Jan I will be going back for my BA in Political Science. I hope to attend law school after that.
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November 18th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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I have a degree in Veterinary Technology, which is what I went for originally. But towards the end I realised that I do love animals, but I didn't want to work with sick animals. So I continued my education and during the time I got a degree in psychology and I have a Masters in Science.

I currently work from home for a counseling center. I also have my own birth business. I do childbirth education, breastfeeding counseling, placental encapsulation, teen education (pregnant teens), and I also make pregnancy and breastfeeding teas, lotions and salves. In the near future I'll be doing prenatal care and gynecology when I get my office set up. I do all of this at home, and when I branch out to gynecology care that will be from home too.

I am certified in childbirth education, breastfeeding education and teen education. I am a former certified Doula, but with 2 kids, 1 that is BFing I don't do that work currently but will again in the future.
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November 23rd, 2010, 01:15 PM
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BA in English Literature and Theology and currently work for a college and coordinate all of their marketing/communications and advancement (fund-raising & special events).
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November 23rd, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Bachelor of Science in psych/bio, currently in a MA program studying gov't/global security studies, should graduate at some point in 2012.

Previously I worked at a behavioral biology research lab. studying drugs of abuse (mainly Ecstasy), and currently I'm being considered for a communications editor position at NIH. I'm reeeeeally hoping I get the job b/c it sounds fantastic and right up my ally.
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November 30th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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I have a BSc in Psychology (Neurobiology) and a BScN. I work as an RN in neurosurgery and trauma unit but am thinking about switching gears and getting into Public Health and possibly obtaining my IBCLC.
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