People always ask me what I do for my job and I tell them I work at the chiropractic school that Cory attends. Then they ask me "are you, like, a receptionist or something?" I tell them I work in the office of quality and they just look confused. It's always very amusing.
As much as I love my job, I have the hardest time explaining to others what I do for work. I work in the office of Institutional Quality and Assessment (I know, could our title be any longer?) I do some things secretarial (like keep track of my boss, an assistant vice president) but I mostly make use out of the statistics degree I earned from USU. We do a lot of surveying (and when I say a lot, I mean a lot) and trend-predicting. I work with accreditation, strategic planning, protocols and a lot of data. We believe that we are the best chiropractic school in the U.S. and we work really hard to stay that way.
So here's a link so people can actually see the surveys that I have to put together (click on the link that says "data" to see what I mean about a lot of surveying). http://www.nycc.edu/webdocs/ic/IQA/IQAFiles/IQAFiles.htm
I know, it's way geeky. But I love it. It affords me the opportunity to be intimately involved in the school that Cory chose to attend - and lets me eat lunch with him some days. All the benefits are fantastic (my favorite being the free chiropractic care, of course, but discounted tuition for Cory is also pretty fabulous!) And I am truly a geek at heart, so it's right up my alley. I'll be very sad when I have to quit (not for a while though, since Cory still has a year left.) I'm very blessed to work here!