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Mythbusters like jobswhat are thay?

  1. Nov 6, 2009 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am a mature person who is mid life and has been in at least three different careers. My Myers-Brigs state I am a INTP personality type. With my colors stating that I am a Green,Orange,Gold,Blue.

    I have been a helicopter tech in the USAF, a avionics graduate from a civilian FCC certified program. When the aviation sector crashed in the 90s, worked as a auto mechanic. I have worked in the fields of IT testing and IT support for a number of years but it was boring!.

    So, I have always enjoyed mythbusters series and thought, I would love to do similar work like that! . And I was wondering what types of material stress testing jobs are there in the industry? I imagine, working for a DOD civilian contractor would be the way to go and a university degree may be required.

    I currently live up here in Vancouver BC. The academic requirements are a bit different. There are programs that can teach students in the area of Technologist. A technologist is between a mechanic/technician and that of a engineer.

    So would like to get your input in this area. I am not ready for a four year degree, but perhaps two year program that can lead me into a position that is always changing.

    I like working with my hands, and outdoors or indoors when conditions are not warranted to work outdoors , or in a open environment like a hanger.

    Your response is much appreciated!
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  3. Nov 7, 2009 #2


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    Try to get a job with 'Mythbusters'
  4. Nov 7, 2009 #3


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    In other words, go right to the source. Problem solved.
  5. Nov 7, 2009 #4
    My goodness! Please please don't tell me you are basing your career or life decisions on this pseudo scientific nonsense! A myth worth busting in it's own right. You are whatever you are, why is this relevant?

    I don't really think there are any Mythbuster-like jobs. I know the guys have a background in Hollywood special effects so you might want to look into that. Really though from the sounds of it I bet you'd be happy to be an engineer.
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    I hope you get better responses. The two above clearly didn't read your post.
  7. Nov 8, 2009 #6
    Have you ever heard of quality control? Google it, this may be what you are looking for but im not sure.
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    What of you joined a local Aviation Restoration Museum? I'll bet they would sacrifice small mammals for your skills.
  9. Nov 8, 2009 #8
    such a simple question to ask. I can think of three of perhaps a hundred examples that I may not know of.

    - Quality control of a product - thanks for the info!
    -Perhaps working for UL laboratories
    -Working for the crash center for GM
    -DOD explosives ordinance testing by a civilian contractor

    Here in Vancouver BC Canada, there are no related DOD defense related companies. So would have to look for alternative companies to work for unless I move to California or New Mexico.
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    Wow indeed. I didn't read the post but by chance, he asked about a mythbusters type job, and it just so happens my random post told him to get a job with mythbusters.

    Your response was a lot better, very helpful.
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