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    Professions in the industry

    Hello, I am currently a senior in Highschool, and Biking is my only hobby. I am looking into different careers in or relating to the mountain biking industry, and it would be great to hear from some actual employees of "the industry". (I am mostly looking at college-degree jobs). I would be interested in knowing:

    Short job description (what do you do)
    What schooling/training did you need for said job
    How happy you are with your job
    Misc advice

    Thanks a bunch!!

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    Mechanical Engineer! Worst case you get a great job that's not in the bike field but can afford to buy and ride a bike. Best case your designing the next generation of frames for a great company. My only advice is that you should leverage the internship as best you can. Starting right from the summer after your freshmen year HOUND any bike company you can think of to give you a job for any pay, I don't care if you could make more at McD's, and spend your summers doing whatever they need you to do. When you graduate even if they don't have an opening for a mechanical engineer, you will have one kick ass resume to shop around.

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    Marketing! It's pretty much the biggest part of the industry these days, unless you're in Taiwan....here's a great example of marketers at work:

    29er = Hybrid Bike.

    Priceless TGR comments on MTBR Rep system... http://goo.gl/5ayA2F Rep away!!!

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    Factory rider! No education needed, just huge lungs and testicles!

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    Go to college, get a degree either engineer related (as above) or business related. Go to college.
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