Business Accountant: "What surprised me about my career is that its not as simulating as I always thought it would be. My career consists of crunching numbers and sometimes it..."
Pharmacy Technician: "It's a good profession but it's very difficult to land that first job, especially when you received very poor trainning at your school and..."
Computer Programmer: "I was surprised by the wide array of prerequisites in the computer programming world - the same job at two different companies may have completely different..."
High School Teacher: "The worst parts of my job include the high stress environment. I always have to be on my toes and aware of what is going on in the classroom at all times. Also, parents are sometimes critical of teachers..."
Chef: "It surprised me that a culinary education left considerable skill gaps that can only be learned in a business setting (real restaurant). There is so much focus on..."
Paralegal: "It is possible to become a paralegal through on-the-job training, but for most employment opportunities it would be better to get a BA in pre-law or political science or an associate's degree in..."
Graphic Designer: "Tip one: Have with you a very killer demo reel. If you are pursing a career in graphics or animation you need to let your potential employer see that you are capable of doing the job that they are hiring for..."
Home Nurse: "I recommend working in a hospital or nursing home setting before becoming a home care nurse. A new nurse needs to..."
Hairdresser: "Most people who go into this career never stay with it or work in this field for a long time. Burnout happens really quickly..."