Is electronics your job?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dave, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Dave

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    Someone asked a career related question and I thought I'd ask this:

    Is electronics your job, or is it a hobby, an obsession, or an ambition? (Or maybe a bit of all of them!)

    For me it's a job and one I enjoy very much.

    Dave
     
  2. nanovate

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    All of the above for me!
     
  3. eeboy

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    Yep! All of the above...
     
  4. scubasteve_911

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    It's a part of my education, and is definitely my obsession and consequentially a hobby. Maybe one day I will get paid to do what I love, every person's dream :D

    Steve
     
  5. beenthere

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    It was my job - now it's more like an obsessive hobby.
     
  6. Kutan

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    I'm 16 and circuitry/electricity is a pretty awesome, newly found obsession of mine and I hope to make it my job in a year and a half or so. :D
     
  7. hgmjr

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    I would say all of the above apply to me.

    hgmjr
     
  8. scubasteve_911

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    Do good in highschool and get in a good university for EE :D It's hard to be taken seriously without a piece of paper, even though you may be more capable than the next. I've learned that the hardway :(

    Steve
     
  9. Ohms Law

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    all the above
     
  10. thingmaker3

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    Put me in for all four.
     
  11. arthur92710

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    Except the job part, then all of them. I help people with computers and they sometimes pay so if that counts then its all 4.
     
  12. JoeJester

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    It's been my profession since age 16. Currently have irons in a few other fires, but I still enjoy exercising the brain cells.
     
  13. subtech

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    All of the above.
     
  14. mentaaal

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    assuming i graduate well and get a job out of it then all of the above :rolleyes:
     
  15. techroomt

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    besides being in electronics since '74, i've been an instructor for an assoc electronic technician program for 5 years now, and the biggest joy i get is when the students learn about electronics and love what they are doing. they always write back after they get a job and rant about it - it's great!
     
  16. Ljossalfar

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    an obsession for now :) it might grow to hobby and maybe even job :) I study electrics... but I will go over to electronics :) I found it more interesting :)
     
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