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|Sat, 01-24-2004 - 3:21pm|
I am looking for some thoughts and ideas here. I have kind of reached a crossroads as far as my education, and I am not sure which path I want to take!
I'm almost done with my general ed requirements. Right now my major is Psychology, and I was thinking I might do a minor in Social work. I originally had thoughts of getting into some kind of counseling, maybe through the school district, etc.
BUT...I've been doing some research and those positions dont PAY!!! Not that money is everything, but really, with my kids and family being my priority, I would actually do better to just keep my pt job as far as finances go! I make a pretty substantial amount of money for a piddley 2 night a week job-I am starting to wonder if I am crazy to be racking up student loans for a bachelors in something I dont even know if I could or would want to do!!
I'm trying to decide if I want to switch gears and go for an associates in something more *practical*, keep plugging away and get the b.a.-knowing that later I could get a masters in something else, or start looking around for some other kind of career that doesnt necessarily require a degree.
Some of the jobs I have been mulling over are Dental Hygenist-big call for them here, its mostly pt (which I prefer) and sounds like you can kind of make your own hours (I really want something that works with my kids schedules, however I have no idea whether it pays well. Also, pharmaceutical rep. Big money, make your own hours, but lots of travel. Paralegal is another field-but OYE that sounds dry....
As far as what I ENJOY-I am more into the arts. But again, no money there. I want to write, to paint, decorate, etc. I dont know if I should switch my major to something where I might be able to write (journalism? English?) but what kind of jobs are out there for writers?
I feel like I have to decide this sometime before next fall. Thats when ds starts kindy and I will be plunging into school full time. I have to figure out what I am going to be when I grow up!!!
Any thoughts or input?