Is it possible to have two careers?

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  • Is it possible to have two careers?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 23:07
I'm an engineer who makes the "big" bucks and works pretty long hours but I still manage to be a part time personal trainer just because I'm such a gym rat that I enjoy it.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 23:12
not happening at same time. one requires years/decades 10,000$ to get started in. check out the stories at ActorsGluid/Union.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 23:13
if they're both very academic and complex positions I would normally say no. Like I don't think someone can be a lawyer and a doctor just because they take so much time to get ahead in and master that if you try to do both the more likely outcome is you just become luke-warm average at best, and what's the point of that. I think the two though that you listed you could do since acting has potentially just as much to do with natural ability and connections. If you're a successful psychologist in Beverly Hills you may very well have many patients that are "in the biz" so if you have a good natural skill to it and they could get you in front of the right people. Ken Jeong is a doctor I mean.
Answer #4 | 20/12 2013 06:16
It sounds like a cliche, but everything is possible! You just have to find a way to manage to combine both worlds. I know about that because I also work in Marketing/Management and I pursue a career as a singer/actor. As a psychologist you even have something that really helps: flexible time. You can manage your own agenda from both worlds. I have been doing that for some time, it's hard and it takes a lot of hard work and courageous but it's possible. You can even balance it per year, for instance for one year you work as a psychologist and you do a one year course in acting and next year you completely dedicate yourself to acting. Don't let anyone say you can't or you won't be able to do it. It's all up to you!

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