20 Hilariously Bizarre Misconceptions People Have About Jobs

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Quite often, it’s easy to make assumptions about what people do for a living. Sure, they say they’re an “entrepreneur” but what does that mean?

Recently, Twitter user @mantia posted a funny question to the throngs of tweeters, asking what people seem to get wrong about their professions. He asked, “What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?”

The responses were hilarious and enlightening.

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X-Ray Technicians don’t need extra help.

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Even if you think that angling your body toward the machine will help…it won’t. Which, yes, might come as a bit of a surprise for some.

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Librarians aren’t extinct!

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They may seem like mythical creatures in the digital world, but they’re still real. And they will shush you if you talk loudly.

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Nurses have no time for your stereotypes.

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Nurses deserve all the respect in the world for the long hours they put in. Not to mention the sheer amount of patience it must take to deal with the things they put up with.

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Writing about sports is not easy.

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It may seem glamorous, but being a sportswriter is hard work. If it’s your dream, make sure you’re ready to grind.

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The misconceptions about being a masseuse are truly wild.

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When you go to get a massage, there should be a “FAQ” sign debunking every single masseuse myth. Here’s some advice: just be quiet and enjoy the massage! What other jobs have insane misconceptions?

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The plight of the creative.

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It’s not easy being creative. In fact, it takes a lot of brain power to figure out how to make people interested in something they haven’t thought of themselves.

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Local news reporters have a lot of pressure on them.

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For many of us, we don’t even think about subscribing to digital editions of local newspapers or publications. But it’s often what’s keeping these writers employed.

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Use the title “translator” wisely.

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Just because a person can help people who speak different languages converse, doesn’t mean they are a translator. It seems insane, but it’s true.

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Not all doctors are the same.

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Many times we get all of these titles confused. They’re incredibly different jobs, even though it’s easy to mix them up.

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Being a high school teacher is for the bravest of the brave.

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But as this Twitter user points out, it’s also one of the most rewarding and important. Truly, raise a glass to all the high school teachers out there. Keep reading for more interesting misconceptions.

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Teaching requires more training than people think.

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It’s a hard, hard job. But somebody has to do it!

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Being an actor isn’t like it is on television.

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Which is simultaneously a bummer and a relief. Also, thank you for your insight, Seth Rogen.

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Speech pathology is pretty much magic.

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Speech-language pathologists are incredible. We’re just going to be over here, in awe of this profession.

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Not all writing is created equal.

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Writing isn’t the same across all platforms. You may excel in one area of writing, but that doesn’t mean you can (or want) to do them all.

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A marriage, family and sex therapist has some wise words.

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This should be on a sign in every marriage/family/sex therapist’s office. Feels like it would save a lot of time. The world is full of misconceptions about professions.

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Archaeologists probably won’t hang with dinosaurs.

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Despite the fact that we all wish this were true, archeologists don’t dig up dinosaurs. Though, how cool would that be?

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Now this just seems untrue!

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But it’s right from a professional’s mouth, so we have to believe it’s true. However, we’d still like to imagine doctors shouting for tools in the middle of surgery.

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This one is hilarious.

  via Twitter  

Twitter is the wild west. Tweet at your own discretion.

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Being a sports photographer is not about the glitz and glam!

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Working out of a bathroom is chill, right? Hey, at least they get to be up close to the action.

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Being a rockstar isn’t what everyone assumes it is.

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Can you imagine rocking all night? At some point, you think you’d need a break. And a nap. Share this with a friend who could use a good laugh today!

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