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Old 09-21-04, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec-2003
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Question What Type of Job?

I was talking to my friend's son, and he was wondering what he wanted to be when he grew up. I told him not to go into specifics because he can worry about that when he gets older and he has to focus on the present for now. But then he said that he knows what he wants to do, just not what job it is.

He told me that he wanted to travel around to Africa, South America, Asia, Austrailia, etc. and study reptiles (looks like I have some influence around here ). I told him that the job he wanted was a herpetologist's job. Then he told me that he also wanted to stay in a certain place (Africa for example) and live with a primative tribe and study the tribe as well as the nature.

Now I recall that a while back, someone told me that his college professor went to new guniea for two years. He learned the native language and lived with a tribe that was very primitave and had never seen a white man.

This interested the kid and he asked me what job that would be. This is where I'm stumped. He doesn't want to be a professor, so he couldn't be sponsered by a university. The closest thing I could think of was the expeditions in my old Audubon magazine. However, those are ads, so they would be more of a hobby than a job.

Any ideas?

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