Post # 1
Bee’s im very conflicted on what to do, im a cook in a hotel but after 10 plus years and in my 30’s i dont think i want to do this forever. I would like to make a career change but im SUPER conflicted between two polar opposite careers… Ive toyed with the idea of getting a 2 year degree and becoming a paralegal, but ive also contemplated becoming a flight attendant. I dont want to make the wrong decision financially long term, which makes me hesitant, but i also dont want to be stuck in a kitchen cooking into my 60’s because the 401k plans for chefs/cooks is crap…. Has anyone made a career change late in the game? or does anyone who work in these fields, have advice?
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Paralegal! Flight attendant sounds so demanding and not great if you ever wanted a family life. My two cents.
Post # 3
Find out how much you like reading legal cases if you want to be a paralegal. Would catering or being a private chef be an option?
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
I would definitely lean towards paralegal. Flight Attending may not be as viable as we move into a global recession as a result of covid – economists are saying there is likely to be less international or even local travel for years to come. Also, I would say flight attending would be quite hard work especially as you get older, and as the PPs said, less likely to be family friendly (although not impossible).
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s a great time to be a flight attendant. Air travel will likely be down for a couple years. Give paralegal a try. Maybe you could shadow someone doing the work first and see how you feel about it.
Post # 6
I would say paralegal over flight attendant as well. However, not too long ago on another career thread, I believe a lawyer bee advised someone not to go the paralegal route because some lawyers work as paralegals if they can’t find a job as a lawyer right out of law school & said firms would hire a lawyer as a paralegal over a paralegal as a paralegal. I’m in the medical field so I don’t know how accurate that is but it’s worth doing your own research. Good luck.