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  1. ironkhan57 Banned Banned

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    My dad offered to pay for college/trade school for me again. Although idk what i want to do?

    Since doing some research over the years. And since some of my fam like mechanics and i do like cars. My dad does real estate and im a realist so ik making money in real estate is not easy.

    And because i got friends who worked for the airport and they are aircraft mechanics (i was doing some security for the airport in 2017 and i escorted some mechanics that came from other countries to help)

    So i have narrowed shit down in my potential interest to:
    Real estate
    Auto mechanics
    Aircraft mechanics
    Criminal justice (since at some point i want to be a cop but doing research on that it really doesnt matter the degree in fact police departments like to hire people with anything other then a criminal justice degree i heard).

    So heres another thing i dont want to spend 3-4 years studying. I got fights to train for. And more fights after the 2 next month. And i got other shit to worry bout.

    So plz no comments on my impatience whatever i dont care for them. Nor will i respond to them.
     
  2. Clementine Hug Connoisseur

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    It sounds like mechanics is the way to go! :)
    Whether cars or airplanes, I suggest you dive in and learn as much as you possibly can!!
    There is no substitute for learning and improving upon a useful skill!!
     
  3. Paul Rudd Corona Virus InFeCtEd

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    Work at Wal Mart handing out stickers , that way it won't get in the way of your fighting career since that's most important to you than an actual career

    Whatever you do don't become a crack whore. I've learned my lesson, twice.
     
  4. toaa Brown Belt

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    Become an RN. Two years of classes after a little undergrad, literally choose anywhere in the country you wanna work and you'll make $40 an hour a lot of places. LPN's and CNA's will do all your shit work.
     
  5. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    What ever you will enjoy doing the most.
     
  6. bufetadanacara Black Belt

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    It's an individual's choice so choose what you like best. If you find something you enjoy doing, and can make a living at it, then you've got most people beat.

    How old are you? I only ask because I think we do a terrible job of preparing young people. We shelter the hell out of them by giving them 0 responsibility and then we suddenly expect them to choose a career path, which oftentimes means deciding, at 17 years old, what their plans are for the next 40+ years. God forbid they choose incorrectly, because that could end up costing them a small fortune and leaving them with student loan debts for half of their adult life.
     
  7. HTTR21 Riding a rhino pico de gallo

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    What happened to your potential boxing career?
     
  8. ctrlaltdelete Brown Belt

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    Not auto mechanics unless your'e going to be an engineer. You don't need to go to school to work on cars - you just need a drug addiction.

    I can say that, becasue I was a mechanic for awhile.

    Aircraft mechanic is a different story, but it's much harder.

    So probably police officer. Or real estate.

    But you're also pretty weird so.

    Police officer.
     
  9. loyalyolayal Banned Banned

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    This or IT/programming.
     
  10. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I don’t get why he doesn’t just do that. The guys hands are lightning fast.
     
  11. ironkhan57 Banned Banned

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    What is RN?
    I did not know police officers are weird but then again i have met a few awkward ones lol.
    Not really much of a tech guy. I've thought about that tho. But idk yet.
     
  12. ironkhan57 Banned Banned

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    I might just go with aircraft mechanics also to the other guy im 22 about to be 23 in 2 months.

    Being a LEO i heard that getting a degree in other fields help better. So thats why im looking abroad.
     
  13. Jake the Muss Black Belt

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    Sounds like your path is already laid out for you.

    Mechanics as your day job, and real estate investing as your side hustle and retirement package.

    If the real estate side picks up, cut back on the mechanics.
     
  14. General_Speckz Purple Belt

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    Real Estate is by far the most lucrative of all the options you posted and is just going to pay dividends later in life when you own property.

    I would give up on fighting, though. That will destroy your ability to present a sane individual when you have bruises and cuts and shit all the time. It's literally just a game, anyway. Doesn't mean shit because they ban eyepokes and groin shots, and have a cutman, lol.

    I get the feeling you're a bit of an introvert so I would suggest looking at jobs an introvert can do long term that fit your stress / money making ratio and aren't incredibly overcrowded. If you aren't an introvert go do Real Estate, though! Sign up for something like Toastmasters to make you more of a smooth talker. :cool:

    <{jackyeah}>{<redford}
     
  15. MaureenCretis Black Belt

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    Xbox, weed and jerking off is a career choice?
     
  16. Cole train Gold Belt

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    Just came in to say studying is the easiest time to train,not that many responsibilities at least here.
     
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  18. sweetviolenturg Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    I don't want to come across like an asshole here but damn, son, listen to your father & get your ass in school.
    There's absolutely no reason why you can't go to school & fight at the same time. None whatsoever.
    Now, I realize that each man is different & we each have our own priorities & our own abilities as far as what we can handle in our lives, etc.. But when I was in college full time I was finishing up my amateur boxing career plus working 20, sometimes 30 hours per week. Then, I turned pro while still in school & while I was still working. And I maintained a 4.0 GPA. All while struggling with then-undiagnosed illnesses in bi-polar 2 & ADD too.
    So, I'm pretty sure that you can get the education that you'll need later on in your life while still doing well in your amateur career. Plenty of excellent fighters have done so like Carlos Palomino, James "Bonecrusher" Smith, Chas. Brewer & many others.
    So, my advice is to take your father up on his offer to pay for your education. And once you start, be sure to finish what you start & get your degree. Don't be like me & drop out. I did so after my third year due to a myriad of issues & I didn't get around to returning to school & getting my BA until I was almost 50. Luckily I found jobs in the pro boxing game working for various promoters, athletic commissions, etc. once my fighting career was over that allowed me to do OK without a degree but there are no guarantees that you'll find the same sort of work.
    So, again, be smart. Plan ahead. Hopefully, you'll become world-class & make mad money & you'll never even need your education to live well but shit happens. So it's best to be prepared for any possibility.
    Good luck & peace.
     
  19. D3THRONED Black Belt

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    Do Construction Management or Engineering. Get a solid job. Profit.
     
  20. toaa Brown Belt

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    Registered nurse. Probably overall the best job on the market right now. There are assisted living facilities in my area that will pay for your schooling and give you multi-thousand dollar sign on bonuses if you agree to work there after schooling.
     

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