Well, I’m looking at ethnomusicology.  It was something I considered in my undergrad, but thought I wouldn’t want to be a teacher.  Then, when I was trying to figure out what to do with my life and looking at grad programs, I checked it out again and again considered it impossible because “I would never be able to find a job” or “Finding a job would be too difficult.”  Now, I’ve decided I’m okay possibly being a university professor and any job market is going to suck, so why not do something where all of my interests–learning new languages, music, art, and (Asian) culture–all work together to create something I can use to make money.  Even if I don’t find a university job, I’ll be qualified to act as a translator or to work with anthropologists. (Paleontology was something I considered doing as a little girl; nowadays, I think anthropology–a key component of ethnomusicology–would be more my speed.)


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