It’s funny, when I looked at this NaBloPoMo writing prompt for yesterday (almost caught up), I had a sense of “deja vu” —
If you didn’t have to be concerned about money or expertise,
what would be your ideal job?
Sure enough, I looked back through my posts and discovered one from November 2012 where I discussed what my “dream job” might be if I instantly had the qualifications and training to do so. So please pardon the repeated post with some minor updates, because my preferred dream job or ideal job hasn’t changed.
I didn’t have to think too long about my ideal job, because my current career and education path is what I want to do now and in the future. If I could skip the remaining two to three years of time and expense at Northcentral University (NCU), and instantly have my Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Educational Technology and E-Learning, I would be all set!
My dream job would be working as an online education consultant, particularly filling roles as an online instructor at the university level, and an instructional designer and/or curriculum developer. My experience so far in these areas has included working as an online writing instructor for the Online Writing Lab (OWL) for Smarthinking; and for various clients and companies in the areas of instructional design and curriculum development.
As a freelance writer, I enjoy instructional design and curriculum development because they allow me to hone specialized writing skills, as well as share my passion for lifelong learning. More universities now require doctorate degrees for their instructors and professors, particularly because of new accreditation stipulations.
I would really enjoy having that opportunity to teach online to help adult learners and encourage them that age is not a hindrance to achieving academic goals. My Ed.D. degree would definitely give me more career possibilities, so yes – if I could instantly have the qualifications – that would be great!
How about you? Do you have a dream job or ideal job you would want to do if you could do it TODAY?