My future

Well guys, tonight was that thing where you and your parents sit in the high school adutorium and they tell you about freshman year, study habits, and class to select for a future career. As far as I'm concerned I'm going to get into industrial arts. FCA as an extra-caric. Anyhow, I've been thinking about what I wanna do. As every little kid, I used to want to be a doctor. Now I want no part in that or have for the last 5 years. To be honest I don't even wanna buy helth care because the government thinks I have to have it. I wanna do something that involves a trade, then climb up on it. Such as beccoming an electrician, or a framer then go back to school to become an electrical engineer or get into blue print and designing. See what I mean? Here are my options
-Technological studies
-Manufacturing engineering
-Construction
-Engineering drawing
-Architectual drawing
-CAD (computer aided drafting)
-Energy, Instrumentation & control
-Technology & Engineering Seminar
What I reall wanna do is Manufacturing engineering, construction, engergy power and Inst. and control. One thing is CAD, it might be another, there is alot of money and work in our area for computer drafting and requires no experiance.
Heres some work I did
http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/remy97


Any Comment? Thanks for listening and sorry for the long post.
 
Well guys, tonight was that thing where you and your parents sit in the high school adutorium and they tell you about freshman year, study habits, and class to select for a future career. As far as I'm concerned I'm going to get into industrial arts. FCA as an extra-caric. Anyhow, I've been thinking about what I wanna do. As every little kid, I used to want to be a doctor. Now I want no part in that or have for the last 5 years. To be honest I don't even wanna buy helth care because the government thinks I have to have it. I wanna do something that involves a trade, then climb up on it. Such as beccoming an electrician, or a framer then go back to school to become an electrical engineer or get into blue print and designing. See what I mean? Here are my options
-Technological studies
-Manufacturing engineering
-Construction
-Engineering drawing
-Architectual drawing
-CAD (computer aided drafting)
-Energy, Instrumentation & control
-Technology & Engineering Seminar
What I reall wanna do is Manufacturing engineering, construction, engergy power and Inst. and control. One thing is CAD, it might be another, there is alot of money and work in our area for computer drafting and requires no experiance.
Heres some work I did
http://lumberjocks.com/galleries/remy97


Any Comment? Thanks for listening and sorry for the long post.
Hey YD - that shed is pretty cool but, what is it used for? :thumb:
 

James

Staff member
YD, I don't think I'm the right person to give you career advice, especially since I've had more jobs then I can count on my fingers. :bonk:

I did however do CAD work for a company that makes park models (small vacation homes for the semi-rich). My job was drawing up all the cabinets, had its many headaches but it was still pretty rewarding. Here's some if the cooler stuff I drew up.

Entertainment Center

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Another Entertainment center, but this one swivels around so that you can watch TV in either the living room or kitchen.

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This was one of my favorite kitchens, a real :bleep: to draw/build though, thanks to all the angles.

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Oh and here's a 3D view of a full unit I did, the web department added the final textures.
http://woodland-park.com/animation.html

Hey YD - that shed is pretty cool but, what is it used for? :thumb:
:thinking: That almost looks like a chicken coop.
 
Wow, that looks pretty good James :thumb: CAD has alot of jobs, good money and you don't have to have experiance. You just gotta know what your doing. I really don't know what to think, I'de really like to do Construction but no jobs and little money. Unless you work for the union. Energy, Instrumentation & control is more mechanical though, but again little jobs. Manufacturing Engineering would be great too. They do alot of work with CNC mills. We have a place called P Gram Dunn about 10 minutes from our house that makes christan wood work. Well thier big think is engraving and they do alot of CNC mill stuff. Anyhow I gotta take the intro class, although I think I get to pick 3 of the others, I'm not sure though.

That is a chicken coop! We started with 25 chickens, 3 roosters 22 hens. Only 15 hens left. The roosters are dead.
 
ME's need to know how to use CAD as they use it everyday when designing product or what not. So if your school is offering a intro into CAD design, I would take advantage of that. That is a skill that you can use in all the things you listed above for career choices. Plus you will have a one up with taking this class in high school and then going on to Advance CAD design.
 
ME's need to know how to use CAD as they use it everyday when designing product or what not. So if your school is offering a intro into CAD design, I would take advantage of that. That is a skill that you can use in all the things you listed above for career choices. Plus you will have a one up with taking this class in high school and then going on to Advance CAD design.
I'm starting to lean towards CAD. Do you do any on the site stuff at all?
 
Green energy is huge.... mechanical engineering!
Mechanical is flooded right now.... need something with an environmental back ground like land reclamation incorporated with some green energy standard... Like a windpower development program.
 
Well it's down between CAD and manufacturing engineering. I always wanted to try to invent some part to help out the modern day race bike. Manufacturing engineering wouuld be perfect.

Green energy is a load of $h!t, not something I even want to consider. Yes I know fossil fuels are limited, but I surely don't care for wind or solar power. Why not run your hybrid off hippy butt cheese :moon: The only thing with potential is corn fuel.
 
Well it's down between CAD and manufacturing engineering. I always wanted to try to invent some part to help out the modern day race bike. Manufacturing engineering wouuld be perfect.

Green energy is a load of $h!t, not something I even want to consider. Yes I know fossil fuels are limited, but I surely don't care for wind or solar power. Why not run your hybrid off hippy butt cheese :moon: The only thing with potential is corn fuel.
Renewable energy is good. There is allot of money to be made in it, and allot of job opportunities..
 
Not where I live. There not enough of anything, no research labs, no jobs and the people who can find work in it make under 20,000$ here
 
Not where I live. There not enough of anything, no research labs, no jobs and the people who can find work in it make under 20,000$ here

I'll tell you the same thing I tell my kid.
"No masters degree, No MONEY...."
got have that paper nowadays. gotta have it and by the time my kid is done with college he's probably going to need a doctorate to get a good paying job..
 

James

Staff member
I'll tell you the same thing I tell my kid.
"No masters degree, No MONEY...."
got have that paper nowadays. gotta have it and by the time my kid is done with college he's probably going to need a doctorate to get a good paying job..
:noidea: Some people would tend to disagree with that. I know quite a few people that don't have any college and are doing very well for themselves. Heck I personally don't think it has so much to do with the actual degree as it does the connections you make with other people. I got most of the jobs I've had because of the people I knew, not because I did or didn't have a degree. But then again it also matters what kind of job you're after. If it's a science or health care type job you can pretty much count on needing a degree of some sort.

On a side note, one thing I don't like about some manufacturing jobs around here, is the amount they pay. For example a 18 year old, with not even a high school education, can make $57,000-100,000 a year (That would be the same as making $81,000 - 142,000 in Los Angeles, CA) But that's a discussion for another day. :bonk:
 
:noidea: Some people would tend to disagree with that. I know quite a few people that don't have any college and are doing very well for themselves. Heck I personally don't think it has so much to do with the actual degree as it does the connections you make with other people. I got most of the jobs I've had because of the people I knew, not because I did or didn't have a degree. But then again it also matters what kind of job you're after. If it's a science or health care type job you can pretty much count on needing a degree of some sort.

On a side note, one thing I don't like about some manufacturing jobs around here, is the amount they pay. For example a 18 year old, with not even a high school education, can make $57,000-100,000 a year (That would be the same as making $81,000 - 142,000 in Los Angeles, CA) But that's a discussion for another day. :bonk:
Ya know I would like to hear more on that..... Maybe we can get someothers to chime in..:thinking:
You should start a thread:thumb:
 
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