Which professions are the most frustrating

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I agree with Matze. This is where the attitude takes hold that it has to be a little fun and should correspond to your own abilities and ideas. Because later in the job it doesn't get any easier. You then have to deal with "competitors" or colleagues who have not tormented themselves, but who like it and love it and who are motivated by it. They then leave you relatively easy ...

So my little tip: think a little about your interest !!!!! Your own interest (from the inside, so to speak :-) should in any case be more constant and stable than barely or not at all assessable working conditions and recruitment forecasts in 6, 10 or 20 years.

Imagine the following scenario: You are a little reluctant to study because of the good job prospects. Then you are finished with your studies and unfortunately your job prospects have unfortunately deteriorated in the meantime. However, your reluctance or weak interest has remained the same or has gotten worse. This is horror !!!

The most important thing would be to have a reliable comparison, e.g. experience reports from employees in completely different areas.

If mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, business administrators and pharmacists had the same complaints as doctors, I would be able to make a decision much easier ... then the only way out of a stressful life would be a completely normal apprenticeship (not all of them, of course!).

Then it would be "study and flog" or training, less money and not complain about it .....

it also depends on who you ask. You can get really frustrated, but also naively over-motivated. So ask as many as possible !!!!

From my circle of friends, the employed pharmacist is totally stressed because the customers are sometimes so cheeky and she earns around 1580 net, which I think very little. But it is also in the country. The engineer earns around 2500 net 3 years after starting his career and is now going to Asia for a year. But that was also a convinced machine builder. He couldn't and can't imagine anything else. A business administration friend who is friends has been looking for a job for 10 months and the other business administration acquaintance had a contract before his diploma. Both had a grade point average of 2. One marketing, the other auditing. Then I also know a very unfortunate 4-point lawyer who gets by with part-time jobs, but doesn't have a real job yet. Well, somehow everything is possible.

Incidentally, the pharmacist feels more afraid of the future than the engineer. The attitude is to let everything go. Even though he works in a private company. Probably all a matter of attitude.

: -party: -nix

Hmm, very interesting discussion. I should have got involved with them 5 years ago: -oopss

I think one should ask oneself what day-to-day life one can cope with best.

jurists: files, files, files ..
Business administration: balance sheets, computers, personnel responsibility, possibly fire people ..
pharmacy: selling drugs ...
E-technology: soldering, testing ...

I think everything has advantages and disadvantages. it's always like that ... I studied business law in my first degree. Why? interested in economics and law (politics). Now I notice: oops, that job also had to work. There is no more life in large law firms. Have you ever seen "the company"? it really is. I never thought it was possible, but it really is. The best thing to do is to hand in your conscience directly at reception. Do you help people? Clear!! so that they get even richer ... Not against law and lawyers, but you have to see what you want.

Pharmacy is certainly interesting too, but more of a seller. To start your own business with a pharmacy is certainly interesting, but that costs first of all ...

As I said: there is no such thing as the perfect job. I once asked myself what I would like to retire with and as "what". Being a doctor would be great !!

I think that all jobs where there is money, power, prestige, are stressful !!

So? What to do?? No idea. I ask myself that every day ...: -biscuit

However, you shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that all professions that have to do with money, auditing or business administration are bad and stressful. Better a good, satisfied business lawyer than a dissatisfied pediatrician.

... to put it provocatively

Oh yes, there are satisfied business lawyers. The question is, will you be happy with the job? I saw it and I knew: NEVER !! My mind tried to gloss over me, but this time it had to give in ...

I think: it's best to do an internship before studying!

That's true, of course, everyone has to know for themselves what suits them.
That makes things all the more difficult because you can't just ask x people whether they are satisfied in their profession in order to come to a decision. Half of them feel fine, the other half don't, and then ...?
I read in half of the relevant posts in this forum that doctors think it's great that someone wants to take up the profession (the future student), others report that the finished doctors are amazed that someone still does such a "crap job" these days want to do.

Some find patients puke, demanding and annoying; others find the work satisfying and interesting.
Somehow you turn around with umpteen opinions to get hold of on the spot.
Whereby I currently also a lot of questions, otherwise I would not have posted here.
I just wonder if informing is the best way to go here.
Who knows how many trolls and frustrated, depressed doctors hang around here ... who don't necessarily have to have become like that from their job.

I guess the only thing that helps is to read a lot about the job, including specialist literature and less opinion-making, to do an internship (which doesn't mean that things have to be the same in one company as in another) and then decide.
There are disadvantages everywhere ... but I don't want to have to say to myself at some point "If you had chosen this and that and bitten through, everything would be better now" (e.g. mechanical engineering).
So I would be happy if there were official statistics on the workloads of the various professional groups.

I think at some point you just have to suppress the possible negative sides and get started.

But are you more interested in medicine or mechanical engineering? So regardless of profession and working conditions. Only in terms of subject matter

.... I'm actually interested in mechanical engineering .... almost not at all. I'm not a big fan of math either. Chemistry and bio are more likely ... I find medicine quite exciting, but I just want to have a private life ...

I think without the great forecasts I would never have thought of mechanical engineering. You can see how the media influence you.
Now sometimes I think I should maybe just fight my way through the prospect of a decent job. Although it doesn't seem to be any better in other sectors.



Stress even with machine builders:


but good salary and 40h / week:


The last link is really great, by the way ... the working hours and salaries of many working people are also included, including doctors.

Everything represented between 38 and> 65h / week.
Reliability of the data? No idea.

I am almost inclined to advise against mechanical engineering. But better listen to yourself. I think mechanical engineering is simply a "tough" bread. That's why I can also imagine that you study it for two semesters and then you will be able to make a decision relatively quickly. Your comment on the horrific script about mechatronics is actually enough of an answer, isn't it?

BUT: If you start medicine, you may constantly regret not having tried such a safe and promising subject like mechanical engineering at least once, I'm almost afraid. But whether it is so safe is also up for discussion.


@ hiddl: Well that doesn't sound too great. Hope you are not a fake who has wanted to talk bad about medical studies to people here for years in order to get into it yourself :)
Wouldn't you study medicine anymore today? If not, what will be done instead of the med.?
And how do you come to the fact that you don't need to be afraid of the demands? I think that only really good ones get through there.

No, I'm not a fake, I don't even know what that is: -music.
I don't know if I would study medicine again, of course it's great fun, also working with patients, doing patient-related research, that's definitely mine. But when you see at the same time how the system is pushed against the wall, how much nonsense work you do, how little money you get for really tearing open the A ..., that sucks immensely. Alternatives for me would be chemistry or something, but actually dealing with people is a lot of fun for me.

And about studying mechanical engineering, as I said, my husband is a (shipbuilding) engineer and I know him and many of his former fellow students. It's like everywhere, there are smart ones and less smart ones, but nobody really made themselves dead. Of course you should be a little interested in it, that always helps ;-)

I guess they're all math freaks .....

I can think of a few more professions that I find quite interesting myself:

event manager - I think they have quite a lot of earnings, but also a lot
stress in preparation phases
Kulturwirt - degree course in Passau, probably also in the direction of event management
(in great demand and very good job prospects!)
biochemist - I think there is enough need, payment in the industry
sure good
advertising industry - advertising is becoming more and more important;) if I only use the media of the
think future
industrial design - a good designer can probably make money; but i think
not that more than 1% of the population has the talent for the
have a job

Go to the US and work in finance; Stock market and such. Anything is possible there. An acquaintance of mine didn't even have a proper college degree, then received positive attention during an internship in a company, was promoted, etc. Now, at 25, he lives in Manhattan with a few mille on his account. American Dream stop :)


Unfortunately, I don't have a suggestion myself because I'm in a similar situation to MatzeXXL.

I find medicine interesting and really liked the one-month nursing internship that I did. I especially liked the way I deal with patients and the atmosphere among my colleagues.

However, there are some points that meanwhile make me doubt my choice of studies (I haven't even started my studies) that have already been mentioned here: For example, the long working hours and the at least 5 year specialist training after the Education...

During my nursing internship, I also noticed how strong the hierarchy among doctors is. That is not to say that I am completely against the division into chief physicians, senior physicians, etc., but at least one should not treat the assistant and inpatient physicians like the last idiots ...

So should you still have any alternatives, just bring them on (or do you know a specialist training in which you don't have to work for a starvation wage 50-80h / week?;))

Do you want to get rich or rather happy? :-))
Beyond a certain income, you only make your "25 Mille" on the back of others anyway - I just say "investment banking". I'd rather go to bed with a clear conscience.

You don't necessarily have to study after graduating from high school. Friends of mine did their apprenticeship (3.5 years each) at a bank or in the upper class (civil service career).
Regular working hours, regular promotions ... nice quiet job.

If you want to really experience something during your studies: study geosciences or forestry. Lots of excursions into the great outdoors, semester break on an excavation (or was it "digging up"?), And not to forget: a chainsaw course! The job prospects are mixed, however. But, for example, in the woodworking industry or in surveying, you can make a living there.

But - as a doctor, I can only say: less stressful ... there are many jobs. Better paid ... quite a few. But more fun? : -party at most at the clown's college

But - as a doctor, I can only say: less stressful ... there are many jobs. Better paid ... quite a few. But more fun? : -party at most at the clown's college


A chainsaw course!

Of course you need something like that :-))
But you also have to know the thousands of types of moss if you don't plant any moss there ...

The job prospects are mixed, however. But, for example, in the wood processing industry or in surveying, you can make a living there.

The last time I heard from a friend who had a very good degree in forest sciences, she was translating texts from English into German in a translation agency: -nothing

something on the subject of advertising / design (from itching): I started it too.
would advise everyone against it, because it is subjective: this elbow business really got me down during my studies. I studied privately and the course management was only interested in making people really throw up and throw up
to make elite thinkers.
objectively: there are too many lateral entrants in this industry, you shimmy from job to job.
I'm also not someone who wants to do a nine-to-five job without any variety or challenge, that's precisely why I wanted to get into the advertising industry. But I didn't think it would be so blatant!
lg, mouse tooth :-)

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