Buzz·Posted on Jun 9, 202017 Misconceptions About People's Careers That Fascinated MeWidening highways is actually bad for traffic...by Ryan SchocketBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Twitter user @Mantia asked people to share what the general public always seems to get wrong about their professions. Louie Mantia, Jr. @Mantia What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand? 11:07 PM - 01 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Here are some of the best responses: 1. Archaeologist: Martin Rundkvist @mrundkvist @Mantia Archaeologists don't deal with dinosaurs and few of us ever excavate abroad. 12:37 PM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. Marriage, family, and sex therapist: Maggie Gitu @MaggietheMezzo @Mantia Marriage, Family & Sex Therapist: - my marital status does not impact my knowledge, wisdom, empathy or ethics. - therapy takes time; maybe weeks, maybe months. Don't expect me to help you "fix" in one session what took years to destroy. - sex problems are rarely about sex. 06:54 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. Novelist: Katharine Coldiron @ferrifrigida @Mantia Writing a novel is not remotely the same kind of work as writing 1) a high school paper 2) a press release 3) a grocery list 04:17 AM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. Speech pathologist: Pamela Terrell @pamelaaugust @Mantia I can evaluate the speech and language skills of a young child, before he/she utters the first real word. 04:01 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. Actor: Seth Rogen @Sethrogen @Mantia Entourage is not realistic. 02:30 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. Voice director for cartoons: Sam Riegel @samriegel @Mantia In cartoons we record the voices first, then they animate after. 04:49 AM - 09 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. Cyber journalist: briankrebs @briankrebs @Mantia There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer. 08:52 PM - 06 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Teacher: Lindsay @lindstorian @Mantia Teaching is an incredibly hard skill to learn and requires way more ongoing training than non-teachers (including many college profs, alas) think it does. 02:12 PM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. High school teacher: Jay Bullock, #TeamKelda @folkbum @Mantia Teaching high school is performing one or more new one-act plays every day, with reviewers who never see a show and an audience of hormone-riddled screen addicts who wouldn't notice if you died mid-slideshow. I will never love anything more. 08:41 PM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Neuroscientist: Matt Wall #FBPE #StopBrexit @m_wall @Mantia Psychologist = Scientist who studies the mind. Psychiatrist = Doctor who treats mental disorders. Neuroscientist = Scientist who stidies the brain. Neurologist = Doctor who treats disorders of the nervous system. 07:41 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. French-English translator: Andrew Levine @andrewlevine @Mantia A person who speaks multiple languages, and acts as an intermediary so that people who don’t speak the same language can converse aloud with one another, is not called a “translator”. 03:52 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. Local news reporter: Still lost in Westworld @DPMCanty @Mantia Local news reporters do not cover POTUS. They do cover city hall, crime, military, local economy, etc. They do not get paid more for controversial stories, but will be unemployed, and your local gov’t left unchallenged, if you don’t subscribe to digital editions and support them. 04:24 AM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. Creative: Aaron Rayburn @ac_rayburn @Mantia That working in the creative industry relies heavily upon your ability to sell ideas no one has ever seen before to people without an imagination 04:23 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. Massage therapist: Thatgermangirl @That_german_gir @Mantia Giving a massage is not easy, no my hands don’t hurt unless I’ve been going for 5+ hours without a break, no you aren’t getting a ‘happy ending’, and no I’m not some kind of hippy without schooling. 04:12 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. Transportation engineer: Will @wjfarr @Mantia Widening highways makes congestion worse. 08:10 PM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Explanation for that here. 16. Radiographer: Marti Bray @MartiBray1 @Mantia When I X-ray you, I don’t need the area that’s hurting pointing to the camera. It’s a X-ray. I see all the way through you. 05:23 AM - 03 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. Nurse: Michelle Chalfoun @mickeyfoon @Mantia Nurses are underpaid. We are not all sexy. We work outside of hospitals too. We are often hourly wage workers who don't get paid if we don't work, and insurance companies cover everything medical ( doctors, specialists, therapists, procedures, equipment) but not nursing hours. 09:46 PM - 02 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite You can read the rest of the thread here!