School/Education Dilemma

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Registered: 08-07-2011
School/Education Dilemma
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Tue, 02-07-2012 - 11:41am

Ok ladies...I need your help again!

(I'll try not to make this a novel, I promise!)

I don't know what to do..I am torn and distraught, sad, depressed, anxious, just about every emotion in the book.

Currently, I am a daycare teacher and might possibly be getting a nannying job soon...neither of which make a particularly large amount of money. I went to school and have my associates degree in general studies; but then stopped school because I didn't know what I want to do with my life. I don't want to be a daycare teacher and make nothing for the rest of my life; but I also don't really want to go back to school or know what I would go back to school for. Not to mention if I go back to school now, were looking at 2-4 years of schooling and 1-2 years in a job before getting maternity leave so that's 3-6 years before having a baby and that is just NOT going to happen.

Also, working in daycare, I pretty much refuse to send my children to daycare and I don't want to rely on family to watch them.

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 12:42pm
Could you perhaps watch a few children after school or run a home daycare? Do you have any skills you could use to teach others, like tutoring? Can you start a home business?

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 2:32pm
I have a friend that's been taking some classes to learn medical billing, I don't think the course is that long, but don't know the details. I'm not sure what the opportunities are in that field. Maybe you could make an appointment with your local community college to see what types of opportunities are out there. They might also have testing available to see fields you would be good at.