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Having more than one career. The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
30th Dec '12

Is it possible do you think to have more than one career at a time?

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
30th Dec '12

Sure. DH is a marine (on terminal leave now though) and he's also got his own gunsmithing business. I also know another guy who is a marine and owns a security business (that my DH works for also). Having two careers is time consuming though.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
30th Dec '12

A Realator (sp) that my dad does home inspections for is also a respiratory therapist, so my input is most definitely!

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
30th Dec '12

More than one job, yes.
More than one career, not really.



IMO, a career is a job that you want to advance in. In order to climb your way up that ladder to get where you want to be, you'll probably have to put A LOT into it. So, having more than one career at a time just seems impossible and completely draining.



ETA: I'm considering this career to require over 40 hours of work per week. Doing something small on the side is a different story.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
30th Dec '12
Quoting .Sam.:" More than one job, yes. More than one career, not really. IMO, a career is a job that you want to advance ... [snip!] ... I'm considering this career to require over 40 hours of work per week. Doing something small on the side is a different story."


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agreed

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46394 posts
status 30th Dec '12

I totally believe you can have more than one career.



For example, I know many people who are professional historians and also professors at post-secondary institutes.

Brock Obama 1 child; Spain 6372 posts
30th Dec '12

Absolutely.



My FIL is a Pediatrician and also he teaches pediatrcis.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
31st Dec '12

Very much so. I plan to be a Neo-natal Nurse Practitioner AND a writer.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
31st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Master:</b>" Is it possible do you think to have more than one career at a time?"</blockquote>




Yup. It often meanis applying oneself more and putting in many more hours. Usually you need a great deal of passion and/or drive to make them both work.
And, very often it's people with 2 or more careers that make more income and have more assets.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
31st Dec '12

Yep. I will be a research anthropologist and an associate professor.