Ambitious and unusual career ideas!!!

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1. Posted by Shana (Budding Member 12 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

ok you'll probably think 'dream on', but i just want to know for the fun of it. Some of mine are, working as a dolphin healer where handicapped people come and swim with a dolphin. cruiseship photographer, working at a ski resort, working on a boat taking people on trips to see wild dolphins, whales ect..
Anyway i'd love to hear about your dream jobs!
Thanx Shana

2. Posted by fox1977 (Full Member 54 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

alright misus,

the right thing is young people with disabilities or people with disabilities,

no need to cause offence



3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Heya all....

My dream jobs.....well honestly...I'm really doing what I love, but I guess I would like to be a reporter/newscaster on the radio during the day (as opposed to nights like I'm doing now) and dabble a bit in TV. (for now anyways...then I'd move up to foreign correspndant and when there wasn't an political unrest or war I'd be a travel reporter tanning in the Bahamas).

Now, If I really wanted to dream...I'd call the play-by-play for either the Montreal Canadiens or the Detroit Red Wings (yes, that's right a girl can do it too!) get to watch hockey for free and travel all over North America. I was the play-by-play announcer for my university hockey team and it was a blast!

I'd also like to be a tour guide in Paris. I think it would be great showing people around and see them experience it for the first time. Along the same lines, getting a job on a cruise ship would be cool too.

Also, I'd like to be a professional lottery-winner

Katie :)

4. Posted by Shana (Budding Member 12 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I am sorry if i caused any offence for using the wrong term for a person with a dissability and i won't do it again, hope i didn't offend anyone.

5. Posted by sally8585 (Full Member 64 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

My big dream is to get into tv presenting for a cool mtv style show,work my way into hollywood and star in a blockbuster then concentrate on my singing career,a tall order i hear u say,i know but why not!

6. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

My dream job would be in architecture and would give me 2 months paid vacation with the possibility of more unpaid weeks and the possibility of STILL HAVING A JOB AFTER RETURNING FROM ALL THOSE WEEKS OF VACATION! Oh yeah, and a job that requires 50% travelling!


P.S. Farfetched but it's called ambitious career ideas!

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Travel writer. Of course, I am not alone. According to a survey recently done by, travel writer was the number one desirable occupation. I have submitted some travel writing here and there. So far nothing has been published (either paid or unpaid), though people who have read some of my stuff enjoyed it. I have had a few pictures published (free of charge). Building a portfolio.

I think I could also try my hand at screen writing. I have written one screen play (a comedy, about 90 pages long) which I think is funny. I am thinking of seeing if someone at one of the colleges around Toronto with film programs would be interested in making it.

I've often thought that architect would be a cool career, but I don't think I could put up with the school and articling required. I've had enough of schooling at this point.

Really, independently wealthy gad-about-town sounds good too. International playboy. I like that. It sounds very 1960s chic, no? I'd need to get a tuxedo, though.

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Oh, I thought of another one last night. Though this one is REALLY out in left field.

I'd love to be the pre- and post- game commentator for The Amazing Race and Survivor. I imagine a world where they have a pre-game and post-game show prior to each episode, just like they do with Sunday football. I would have 1/2 an hour to talk prior to each show about what I thought of the racers, what I thought would happen this week and thoughts on the places they are going. After the show, another 1/2 hour for post-game wrap-up and analysis.

Ah, if only life were like that...

9. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Elaborating on your idea from left-field Greg, I would like to be a professional Amazing Racer. I would participate in one Amazing Race per year, and the rest of the year would be spent learning languages, brushing up on geography and culture of different countries, and working out, preparing for the Amazing Race to come. So it would be like the World Championships (or World Games I don't know what they're called) of reality TV, and I'd participate in the Amazing Race event. If only dreams like that could come true!


10. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


Have you actually applied for the show??? Show there's alot of people want to do it (and your dream of doing it every year seems unlikely), there's no reason why you couldn't get lucky and get on the show? What have you got to loose by applying??

I do love the sort of games not unlike the amazing race where you get dumped in the middle of nowhere, somewhere random on Earth without knowing where you are or having any/much money, and having to get to some other random place 15000miles away doing/collecting certain bits on route, but i sort of get that at work to a point anyway!

As for my dream career etc, i've no idea. Would have loved to have gone pro, but injuries conspired against me. Now, i don't know.
Have no desire to get into tv/radio/film/music etc, or be famous in any way. Hmmm. Need to come up with dream job.