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Do you already have a general idea of what you want to do career-wise? 

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239 deviants said I'm still in education, and I have a few ideas, however nothing very concrete
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137 deviants said I'm still in education, and yes, I already have a plan of what I want to do in life
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64 deviants said I'm still in education, and no, I don't know yet
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39 deviants said I'm not in education anymore, and I have a few ideas, however nothing very concrete
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27 deviants said I'm not in education anymore, and no, I don't know yet
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24 deviants said I'm not in education anymore, and yes, I already have a plan of what I want to do in life
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18 deviants said I am already doing what I want to do in life (I admire you! Look at you go)

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SketchySapphy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda wanna turn my passion into my career, like maybe become a freelance animator or do art commissions, but if that's a flop I'm probably gonna be a doctor or a lawyer. I heard they earn alot lol
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do! It's not easy to become one, though :XD:
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SketchySapphy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup.. ^^'
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TheWildMaple Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still in the second semester of my first year of high school (Grade 8 here, since I know with other places it's different) and I'm planning to do something involving art or writing if I don't get enough of a fan base on YouTube to make a living out of it, or if it just doesn't work for another reason. Generally though, I'm focusing on the whole YouTube thing, the other two ideas are just backup.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it works out for you, good luck!
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SpindlesNickeringJaz Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently in my second semester of 8th grade, (I'm also homeschooled), and I think I have a fair idea of what I'd like to do?
I'd either love to milk for a dairy farm, train horses/teach lessons to those interested in riding horse, or work for a stable (grooming horses, cleaning stalls, ect).

I mean none of those jobs bring in a ton of income, but it would be enough to get me through life, plus they're things I enjoy doing~
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those sound nice! Hope you get to do that :D
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SegaDisneyUniverse Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Student General Artist
I've been in and out of school majoring in Animation since 2011, but College has been way too stressful for me. I feel like I've been just wasting my time and money there, especially since I'm not 100% sure what to do with my life. I'm just working and focusing on getting my driver's license right now.^^; Not even sure if Animation will truly be my thing. However, I'd still love to make a personal motion-picture someday, working at Disney would be totally awesome! I do feel that Illustration is something I excel more at, since I really don't take the time to practice animation anyway. Not even sure if I want to make art for a living, because just like everyone else says, the art world is incredibly competitive. And then having to draw what others tell me to draw? I draw for myself! (Not that I'm selfish) Point is, I'm just stuck in a hole right now.:saddummy:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, that sucks! I am sorry to hear that, I hope you figure it out sometime. It sounds complex :noes:
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SegaDisneyUniverse Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student General Artist
It's complex indeed...but I'll find my way.:)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure you will ^^
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Piepaws Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am going to attend an art school and get a degree, so I suppose I'll work with something art-related
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds good, yes ^^
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Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm one year into my teaching degree and still not sure if that's really what I want to do for the rest of my life. >.<
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, fair enough! A lot of people end up switching careers though, so you'll probably be able to find something else that suits you!
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Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh that's true! As long as I can figure it out before I go into debt xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :la: I hope you can do it!
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skytd Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
not working EXACTLY with what i planned but im happy atm

i graduated in college, and got a job at a video editor on a tv company. im doing fine :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is good, glad you're doing well ^^
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zebarnabe Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not in education anymore (master's degree in computer engineering), and it's not like I don't have a plan, but after 4 years of work exploitation with unpaid extra hours, and barely and raise in my feeble paycheck (after 4 years I manage to still get less than 1k euros per month). To make matters worse I work with some highly specialized piece of software that no one else wants to work on... I quite hate it myself.

I'm fed up with life or future plans and so I don't care anymore...

So I just don't know how to answer this pool...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh, that sucks, I am sorry to hear you get treated that way D:
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CDPalestinoCoydog Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Graduating this year; and still don't know!  ~_~
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I relate to you :XD:
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CDPalestinoCoydog Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...  It's sad because I'm 19 and still in High School...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay, you'll get where you need to be at your own pace!
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CDPalestinoCoydog Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm also not getting my diploma this year because I'm going through an apprenticeship that requires me to be in a school system so they can pay for it...  :(
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sucks :noes: I am sorry to hear!
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CDPalestinoCoydog Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but it is much needed!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true :)
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Karebear-4ever Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm still in College, BUT I am getting to do some work in what I want to do! :D (Mostly school productions and volunteering, rofl, but still!)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome! :D
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babybrass Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
i'm starting college next year and super excited! I'm going to be majoring in equine science (horses) with a minor in zoology, and once I get my bachelor's degree I'm gonna go for my doctorate of veterinary medicine so that I can be a vet!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds great! :la: I hope you succeed in all that!
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unsurprisingly Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm still in education, but i want to write. everyone tells me 
i should be a professional artist, but that business is risky
and it doesn't make me as happy as writing does.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair! It's risky indeed, and if writing makes you happier, it seems like the better choice :P
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alpinecone Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to school and I'm majoring in Environmental Health! I'd really love to work for the EPA or a private company to inspect health conditions in factories in stuff or prevent factories from dumping stuff. I'd really love to get into environmental toxicology!
but im sure my major will change in college xD I think I'll do something science-related tho!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds great :la: Nice!
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MayaAtMidnight Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm in my Junior year of high school, and I've known for a while that I want to do art for a living. Friends often tell me it's risky, and I've had many doubts about it since it's not exactly the most stable felids of study, but I honestly can't see myself doing anything else xD Art has pretty much always been what I'm most passionate about, and honestly it would make me so happy to do it for a living. Pretty much the only goal I have in life is to become a really good artist, so I want to dedicate my life to doing that. I'm not sure what specifically I'd want to do in the art world, but I'm open to the different areas because they all seem interesting to me. I am leaning more toward animation and illustration though. (I also would really like to publish my own graphic novels, but since I don't know if something like that would work out for me, I'll probably do that as more of a side project and see how it goes).
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense! I hope you make it and that it all works out for you c:
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MayaAtMidnight Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you! :> same to you!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, and thanks ^^
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UnintentionalFan Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
I have been in my career field for two years now, and I have fallen in love with it. I'm between jobs at the moment, I've been unemployed for a little over a week, but if all goes well, I should be working again by next month. I'm super excited to be moving forward and up!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I hope all goes well for you, that sounds great! c:
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PinefaIls Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
im going into junior year in high school but i know i want to do something with computers. i guess ill find out along the way
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I suppose you will ^^
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TheElementOfMagic Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm aiming to try and become a Computing teacher. La la la la 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds great :D
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gumdreary Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist
Everyone around me seems to have some idea of what they want to do and it's anxiety inducing, but it's nice to hear from some people here who are in the same boat as me. I've been out of high school for two years now and am still in the same postion as I was when I graduated, having no idea what career path I wanted to take. I know I want to at least go into higher education and get my degree, but I have mental health issues that make it extremely difficult to go to school even part-time and it doesn't look like they're going to go away anytime soon.
/end vent
(Sorry it's just nice to let these things out)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, it's so comforting to hear I'm not alone as I feel I am sometimes :XD:
I'm sorry about your mental health issues! :hug: And don't worry, it's okay to let it out :XD:
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Alystem Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My situation is strange. Before I had any interest in plants, all I had going for me was stuff in the creative field. But we all know how disgustingly competitive it is.

I wanted to be an animator, specifically. But my parents thought I was going to end up living in a cardboard box, and I suppose that would have been the case.

But then later on...an unexpected turn happened...I was gradually becoming an atheist so the whole "god has great plans for my life, he will be sure I am ok" ideology was peeling away. And then I was like "O SHIT I'm not going to be successful in life, no one is going to take care of me, I need to grow my own food so it will help cut down my future grocery bills"

And so it began, and it grew beyond just a means of survival, it became an undying passion and like, a therapeutic thing for me? Like if I feel like complete shit and drawing or slapping sounds together isn't helping, I can just go out and tend to my children and it's like I'll be in another world. I just fucking love plants now. Like. I'm so thankful for that because otherwise I'd be trying to pursue an art of music career...and I know I wouldn't make it, I just wouldn't. I don't have the creativity or the networking. I just don't. I'm glad this very sudden and random intense love for plants came out of nowhere because I have a MUCH better chance having a stable job in that kind of field than a creative-based field would EVER do for me.

I don't know exactly what kind of job I want yet though. Having a nursery would be kinda cool? (I could also attempt to sell my IRL art there lmao) But the idea of running a business freaks me out? Idk. With the job I have now (which, by the way, I got through my teacher having connections), where I work only with growing food, it's alright but I don't feel fully fulfilled because I like ornamentals too...hmm

Ffs I wrote a novel
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