How Many Jobs Have You Worked in Your Lifetime?

Have you worked in a few positions with the same employer or changed jobs every couple of years? Looking back over your career from your first internship or paycheck to your current position, how many jobs have your worked in your lifetime? Take the poll below and leave a comment to share any traditional, unusual or unexpected turns your career has taken.

How Many Jobs Have You Had in Your Lifetime?

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Robert O'Connell August 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I had worked 8 by the time I was out of college.


Melinda Walker August 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I was a doscent at the National Colonial farm in high school and worked as a house parent with the St. Mary's ARC for retarded adults while in college. I worked for a year with abused and neglected teens and then as an activity specialist and admission counselor in a Nursing home with elderly folks. Then I went to nursing school - my first job interview at JHH led to my first job as a nurse. I am a pyschiatric nurse on Meyer 4, where I have been for 20 years. I get to work with all types of people and love my coworkers. Thanks JHH


Bonnie C August 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Many young people (especially girls) started working young as babysitters, and that was my first job, allowing me to purchase many of my own school clothes as young as 13. I had a part-time job in a gift-card shop in what is now Federal Hill, then had a part-time job at a five-and-dime just down the street (both stores have closed and other businesses now occupy that space). I spent a few years as a stay-at-home mom (but volunteered with the school PTA and community organizations during that time), and then was hired as a documentation control clerk for a company that manufactured industrial batteries. I spent a few more years as a stay-at-home mom & then was hired to help with data entry for a small data processing service (also long-since closed). I moved from there to a financial director of a small non-profit organization (which, I believe, has now merged with another company), and then to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (administrative secretary to the Director of Standardized Systems). Finally I moved to Hopkins, but have had at least three different positions here. Whew! What a journey!


Melinda Thomas August 4, 2014 at 11:32 am

Government (10yrs), Academics (7yrs), Sales and Consumer products (2yrs) Healthcare (6yrs).


MJ August 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

I worked at JHH right out of Medical Assisting school. After our children were born, I became a stay-at-home mom. During my stay-at-home days, I created my own sewing business "Petticoats and Pinafores" and then worked for the Board of Education in order to be on the kids' schedule. When it was time to return to the medical world, JHH is the only place I applied...the only place I wanted to work! So happy to be back!


Abdelhafid E El idrissi August 4, 2014 at 8:22 am

I have had many jobs overseas and on the US soil, however, I am very happy at Johns Hopkins.
I am grateful. I love my job.




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