What Do You Want To Do As A Career?

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  1. cheeratic

    cheeratic I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    And will you keep doing cheerleading?

    I want to do something that could keep me within the whole cheer/fitness world. Thinking dietician/nutritionist or chiropractor or something along those lines. Possibly even open up my own gym. And I plan on cheering until my body won't physically allow it.


    What about you guys?
     
  2. Seeker30

    Seeker30 I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    i want to be a Nurse. (RN) traveling nurse. to move around the nation spend a couple months in each hospital that needs me then later settle down in one hospital.
    but no that will not involve me cheering.
     
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  3. Mamarazzi

    Mamarazzi Ultimate Grand Supreme '12

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    I've said it a million times, I'd love to find a way to be a Team Mom as a career. Somebody let me know if they offer that degree one day, please. Thanks.
     
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  4. HeresAThought

    HeresAThought Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I (wanted) to be a librarian since I was 7 years old...so I became a librarian.

    And no I did/do not want to physically cheer past the age of 21. I just felt like I was too old and needed to focus on more career oriented goals. I wasn't one of those people that felt like I needed to coach/open a gym. No. Never. I like making lots of money at my 8-5 job.

    I do like being involved with cheerleading via my niece, sister and friend who owns a gym. And occiasionally I stunt and tumble...once a year. But to actively compete. No. Never. I'm not trying to run up my insurance with all of that.
     
  5. BowsnBling

    BowsnBling I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I love this, only because I feel like way back when your cheer career was over when you graduated college, before all of these international teams where established. Now you have 14 years olds cheering with their coaches and other athletes that are in their late 20's and possibly early 30's. My husband really did not get it when he watched worlds. He was asking me why they looked so old and why didn't they have real jobs, but that is a whole other discussion. I guess what I am saying is I love this sport, but there is a time to stop competing and become a fan , a coach or an employee of some cheer company. There are tons of ways to stay involved =).
     
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  6. chyeeaaa69

    chyeeaaa69 The Beygency. . best GIFs/Memes

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    There are plenty of people that maintain "real jobs" and cheer. Many open teams do not have the same demanding practice and competition schedule for that reason. It is possible, but it doesn't happen often. I've seen way too many athletes in my life choose cheer over reality.
     
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  7. BowsnBling

    BowsnBling I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I agree with you, I think I may have worded my post poorly. The comment you made about choosing cheer over reality is what I am most in sync with you on. That is what I was trying to say, I feel like moving from gym to gym just to try to win NCA or Cheersport and you are 28 years old or whatever is just a little out there ya know? I can say this with experience only because I coached for 15 years and finally after selling my gym and retiring I realize how much is given up for this sport, it is kinda like a little cult. lol. I owned the gym while single and now I am married and I really give it to all of those coaches/owners with husbands/life partners or wives. I just could not see myself being gone 6 nights a week now =).
     
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  8. HeresAThought

    HeresAThought Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Right. I get what you're saying. I did the open thing for a year or two after college, but when it came time for me to go to grad school I didn't want any parts of it. Now at 26, I couldn't imagine 40 plus hours and then worrying about getting a bid. I don't have interest in spending money on competing at worlds... I want to spend money to buy a house and a BMW. I wouldn't want it any other way. Props to those cheering in their late twenties/thirties....we all have different priorities
     
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  9. cscheerio

    cscheerio I shimmy daily

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    I work full time as a help desk tech, coach twice a week and practice with my open team twice a week. It's demanding during competition season but so worth it.
     
  10. ilikebigbows

    ilikebigbows I have my own cheer message board

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    I want to study broadcast journalism, but 1. It's so hard to get a job in that field, and 2. It most likely won't pay well at all. I could never do anything medical or science/math related. So my plan B's are teaching high school or something having to do with the Spanish language (translator, etc). I'm only in high school but I hate being uncertain about my future. :c

    I would also love to coach a cheer team...not own a gym, but being a coach would make all of my dreams come true ahaha.
     
  11. HeresAThought

    HeresAThought Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Don't do it. The only reason why I don't regret my degree in Broadcast Journalism is because I knew from the start that I really wanted to be a librarian and therefore needed a masters. Broadcast was just a hobby and something to do to get a degree. The classes were a blast...but employment is next to impossible.

    If you want to coach. Teach. Teach at a high school. Be the cheerleading coach. Knock out 2 birds with 1 stone. Being a Spanish teacher is always an option. Get your bachelors in Spanish and a minor in secondary education. Get your first job teaching, and go to grad school part time. Teaching doesn't pay that well either (esp where I live) but having a masters will bump you up a pay grade

    There is nothing wrong with being uncertain about your future in high school. Most people in college are uncertain about their future.
     
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  12. ilikebigbows

    ilikebigbows I have my own cheer message board

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    Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated. I will keep all of that in mind.
     
  13. TinyBlondie15

    TinyBlondie15 I have my own cheer message board

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    It may seem kinda crazy but I want to own my own all star gym. Not anything big like CEA or World Cup but just a local gym that I can share my passion and love for cheer with others at. I want to go to college for Sports Management with a minor in Marketing (currently in marketing classes at school and will continue with them next year-my senior year).
     
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  14. GreatWhite92

    GreatWhite92 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My sister found a job as a news anchor within 3 months of her graduating. For those who are doubting going into any kind of communication degree, if thats what you really want to do, then do it. If its what you want then youll most likely be good at it and getting a job is not that hard. Sure she works in some small town of kentucky that no ones ever heard of but shes only worked a year and is already being looked at by some stations back here in Knoxville. You have to work yourself up the ladder but everyone has to start out small. Just a thought for some of you..
     
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  15. cheeratic

    cheeratic I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    wow, she was lucky!
    i think that anyone can do what they want as long as they're 100% determined to get what they want. and what you said about working up the ladder is so true. even if you're acting as the coffee girl/boy, at least you're in- you can work your way up.