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I have been in the retail industry for a long time. I have been curious what other deaf people's current occupation / career / job are? I have been thinking about becoming a web developer but just want to get an idea what other deaf people currently working at. Anyways, let me know thanks.

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Hahaha! I love your avatar. I work as a serial entrepreneur. It's high risk, but high reward. :)

I plan to go to grad school soon, though.
 

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I'm a massage therapist.

When I went to school for it in 2007 I had severe loss in ear, which was aided and profound in the other, which wasn't aided. There was a guy in my class with. Cochlear implant.

I did it for a few years hoh, then did it for even more years deaf after I lost more hearing. Now I myself have a cochlear implant. I work with a male massage therapist that has severe loss and wears hearings aids. I've been a member of massage therapist groups on Facebook and know there's more out there but it's not real common. I befriended one deaf therapist from the group, she has a severe ski slope loss that is hard to aid so she doesn't usually wear them, lip reads.
 

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Dude is it even possible to get a job at all? Cuz idk anymore

Sure it is. A little harder now because it's so competitive in the job market and even though the employment rate in general is down, it feels like it's difficult to find anything- that may depend on where you live too.
 

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SCM is cool. There are a couple programs in Canada that offer a degree in it. I also love all the other major acronyms (Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, etc . . . ). All cool stuff :)

You get SCM down, you can definitely move forward to a nice paycheck.
 

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Sounds good mate, it's a college diploma for now but afterwards maybe I'll work on a degree
 

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My instructor has a degrading/progressive hearing loss, I feel bad for him so I was like make sure you don't lose it lol
 

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He will be my instructor again this Fall :D So he knows where I'm coming from

He has to ask students to repeat sometimes or get closer
 

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Sorry for my late replies. I have busy and I forgotten that I made a topic on this. So, here am I replying back.

Hahaha! I love your avatar. I work as a serial entrepreneur. It's high risk, but high reward. :)

I plan to go to grad school soon, though.

Thanks Muse, I love my avatar, I try to be as creative as I can be. What do you do as a serial entrepreneur? And what grad school you planning on attending?

I work in IT.

Monika, what do you do as a IT person? I know there are several fields in IT. To name some: Routing/Switching Network Admin, Data Center, Cyber Security, Computer Support Specialists, Computer Programmers, Software Developers - Systems, Software Developer - Applications.

I'm a massage therapist.

When I went to school for it in 2007 I had severe loss in ear, which was aided and profound in the other, which wasn't aided. There was a guy in my class with. Cochlear implant.

I did it for a few years hoh, then did it for even more years deaf after I lost more hearing. Now I myself have a cochlear implant. I work with a male massage therapist that has severe loss and wears hearings aids. I've been a member of massage therapist groups on Facebook and know there's more out there but it's not real common. I befriended one deaf therapist from the group, she has a severe ski slope loss that is hard to aid so she doesn't usually wear them, lip reads.

That's awesome Ambrosia, I do have a friend who is a massage therapist. She enjoys her career path.

I'm still trying to decide, but I like Mathematics :)

What gets you excited about web dev?

I enjoy learning HTML, CSS, Javascript and some other languages like PHP and MySQL, I would like to develop web pages for clients or work in a big company where I can design their public website and their private intranet websites. I think this is the path I would like to take. I have been curious of what other deaf people are doing in the career industries.

i see dead people...

I highly doubt that.

Prep cook food court At TIA

Awesome! I have three deaf friends that are chefs. And what is TIA if you don't mind me asking?

Dude is it even possible to get a job at all? Cuz idk anymore

All things are possible! Nothing is impossible!

supply chain management

I heard this is a good job to be in. I wish you best of luck and you will achieve your goals.
 

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Monika, what do you do as a IT person? I know there are several fields in IT. To name some: Routing/Switching Network Admin, Data Center, Cyber Security, Computer Support Specialists, Computer Programmers, Software Developers - Systems, Software Developer - Applications.

Don't forget Quality Assurance Testing (we're always the last and usually the first to get tossed when budget time comes....). I am (or was...?) a QA Tester. All my experience is in mainframe testing though- which I love... I like working with Mainframe and COBOL (no comments about whether it's dying or outlived its usefulness... it's still viable and there are still jobs out there- just a little harder to GET one..sigh..). I'm trying to learn other stuff but due to a few factors (personally...) these days it's getting harder to get a job...
 
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