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Career Choices - Bipolar Trends

Many questions are posted about good career fits for those of us with Bipolar.  I would like to post a survey to see what jobs we actually are participating in NOW - see if there are any trends out there.

If your "category" doesn't match, write it in on a comment so we can see the trends.  I am curious since we are supposed to be so "creative", etc....

Let's give it a try!
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607502 tn?1288247540
Been in IT for over 15 years now, Principal Systems Admin right now before that sales and journalism...
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So far we are at 42% on creative - entertainment, arts, journalism.  

I wish there were another area for sales - that seems to be one that would have fit well, too!

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592278 tn?1235661287
55% (5) Creative - Entertainment, Arts, Journalism
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I would be creative if I had a creative bone in my body LOL!
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539694 tn?1434565947
I guess im creative/medical..

Creative maybe because i write a lot of things but not looking for a career in it and medical i guess because im a psychology student soo its basically medicine
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505907 tn?1258369340
  Maybe I can not blame my complete lack of common sense and confusion on ADHD and BP but I am full of nothing but creativity - I draw, act, dance, sing, write. People that know me have asked why I don't have any career with these talents but you see there's no connection to the real world; I have no organization skills, no sense of time, no typing or computer skills. It's like having no ands, buts, or ifs in a sentence - no conjunctions. Tantalized by my dangling ends.
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212753 tn?1275073111
Good day shift hours. I love my jet engone job. It has been very stabilizing for me to work steady hours and no weekends unless I want to work them. Money is good too.

I cant put enough emphasis on regular work hours. It is so important for us bi polar folks to work a steady schedule and get regular time off. We thrive best in a steady routine.

Venora
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I think that might be one of the best things about my new job.  I come in the same time every day - can leave without incident every day at the same time.  Structure.  Of course, there are the times when I stay over and do a few things or balance my check book, but I don't LINGER like I used to do..." one more thing - just one more thing to get a little further into tomorrow....maybe working on Saturday would be good too..."  It never ever stopped.  

It wasn't that I actually accomplished anything - but the expectations of my previous career was that - if you weren't working 70 hours a week / on call 24/7, you weren't the "real deal" and could be replaced.   I would FEEL GUILTY if I went home on time.  Like I wasn't performing my best.  

Now, I love to be 12 minutes from shutting the old computer off, and heading to the house.  Structure - it's a good thing.  A VERY good thing.
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Creative is heading the lead at 53% - I think I might need to make a change....  :)  
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629641 tn?1368569578
i didn't chose any of them  because I'm currently not working. (going to Kelly's Services soon tho) and it is not my career goals.

My career goals is to work with animals, so I don't know what that would be under.
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675923 tn?1296238011
I co-teach at a HS level. Ready to quit, getting tired of disrespectful students.Structured schedule works best for me too. I get a lot of time off and this is not good for me.  I would like to go back to school - nursing. The other option I have thought about is opening up a kennel service in our garage. We have property to accomodate this. My favorite job of all time was working at Mc Donalds. Fast pace, no time to think.
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723341 tn?1232338253
I operate a small Internet based retail site. I did computer programming for most of my working life, but I've also always considered myself creative on the inside, even though it doesn't come through me as an artist like my mom. I've created new products which led to my Internet business, and I've always found the process of designing some new product - generally something that I'd like to have but couldn't find or afford - to be especially fun.

I keep getting flashes of pumping gas, and think that would be fun because you get to briefly meet and interact with a lot of people.
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My dream is to work in the garden center at Lowe's.  If I could do that and support my kids - I would love it.  
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969102 tn?1294338367
I'm a grade one teacher,

well hopefully I will be...going back to work in Sept after being off on disability for over a year due to 3 hospitalizations...depressions....mania....depression

first time I've had major episodes in my adult life...last hospitalization was in highschool, so really hoping I can return to work successfully
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952564 tn?1268368647
I wish I could have a creative job. But those are so hard to get it is nearly impossible. I work in a medical office.
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